Weekend Box Office Blue Balls for the Boys of EntourageLMNOLA
It was another slow weekend at the movies. Ticket sales are continuing to lag for this time of year. Other than The Avengers: Age of Ultron which hung on to the number one spot for two weeks, this year's summer releases have had a really hard time staying on top beyond opening weekend. Sadly, Entourage didn't even make it that far. After opening big to $5.4 million on Wednesday, the boys were blue-balled by the weekend and failed to finish with the projected $20 million. They barely clinched the Top 5, settling in at number 4, behind Insidious: Chapter 3 at number 3, and San Andreas at number 2.
The real winner was Spy, which topped the box office and brought in $30 million. The comedy reunites Bridesmaids (2011) director Paul Feig with stars Melissa McCarthy and Rose Byrne. The movie has garnered tons of positive reviews, including a glowing 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Everyone's reaction on social media seems to be along the lines of, "Holy shit this movie is actually so good!"
The rankings looked like this:
2. San Andreas
3. Insidious: Chapter 3
5. Mad Max: Fury Road
Don't worry, people came to their senses and barely anyone went to see Aloha.