In second place was San Andreas, which grossed $26.4 million. The Dwayne Johnson disaster movie smash has now grossed $92.1 million, a solid total considering the film's $100 million budget. Insidious Chapter 3 also had a pretty solid weekend, finishing in third place with $23 million and a "B+" Cinemascore. That's much lower than Chapter 2, but not bad considering that Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne and James Wan were all not directly involved with this film (Wan was a producer, but Leigh Whannell directed the film). With a solid Cinemascore, I would expect Insidious Chapter 3 to finish around $50 million.
Entourage was the biggest disappointment of the weekend, finishing in fourth place with $10.4 million. The Hollywood comedy got off to a fast start on Wednesday, but ultimately, Entourage proved to be incredibly front-loaded. Some fans of the film are holding out hope that the solid "A-" Cinemascore will carry the film in the following weeks, but it's not likely. The budget couldn't have been too high, so there's still a chance of another sequel, but this isn't a strong result for the film.
Mad Max: Fury Road continued its strong run this weekend, with $7.9 million in fifth place. The film has now grossed $130.8 million in the US and topped $300 million worldwide this weekend. Not bad considering all of the obstacles that this film overcame, but there's still work to be done. Pitch Perfect 2 was just behind in sixth place with $7.7 million, raising its total to $160.9 million. Truly incredible and I can't imagine that Pitch Perfect 3 is far behind.
In seventh place was Disney's Tomorrowland, which continued its mediocre run with $7 million. The film has made a mere $76.2 million in the US and will go down as one of the biggest flops of the year. But Disney will survive, because Avengers: Age of Ultron has killed it at the box office. The film grossed $6.2 million in eighth place this weekend, enough to raise its total to $438 million. Age of Ultron passed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part 2 on the worldwide charts this weekend and is now headed for The Avengers and Furious 7.
Aloha plummeted 66% to ninth place, which is an absolutely horrific drop. The Cameron Crowe flop has now made $16.3 million, and will probably go down as one of the year's biggest failures. To round out the top ten, Poltergeist snagged another $2.8 million to raise its total to $44.4 million. One final note- Love and Mercy, the Brian Wilson biopic, grossed $2.2 million in 483 theaters, a solid result. Look for a big expansion for this one soon.
Next weekend will finally unleash Jurassic World upon the world. Here are my predictions:
1. Jurassic World- $123 million
2. Spy- $19 million
3. San Andreas- $12.5 million
4. Insidious Chapter- $11 million
5. Entourage- $5.5 million
6. Mad Max: Fury Road- $4.9 million
7. Pitch Perfect 2- $4.5 million
8. Tomorrowland- $4.4 million
9. Avengers: Age of Ultron- $3.6 million
10. Love and Mercy- $1.5 million
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