Spy grossed $3.01 million on Monday to lead the daily box office for a third consecutive day. The Melissa McCarthy led comedy from Fox was down 60.5 percent from Sunday’s performance; thanks in part to summer midweek business now starting to kick into gear. Spy surpassed the $30 million mark yesterday and has grossed $32.09 million in four days of release. That is below expectations and places the film 13 percent behind the $37.05 million four-day start of 2013’s Identity Thief. Spy is running 20 percent stronger than the $26.84 million four-day take of last year’s Tammy.
Warner’s San Andreas took second place with $2.65 million. In the process the Dwayne Johnson led 3D disaster film surpassed the $100 million milestone yesterday. San Andreas declined 64.5 percent from Sunday and a respectable 45 percent from last Monday. San Andreas continues to exceed expectations with a strong eleven-day take of $101.12 million. That places the film 17 percent ahead of the $86.44 million eleven-day gross of 2013’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation and 21 percent behind the $128.08 million eleven-day gross of 2013’s World War Z.
Focus’ Insidious: Chapter 3 placed in third with $2.19 million. The third chapter of the low-budget horror franchise from Gramercy and Blumhouse Productions was down an encouraging 53 percent from Sunday. Insidious: Chapter 3 has grossed $24.88 million in four days of release. That is on the low end of expectations and places the film 6 percent behind the recent $26.34 million four-day start of Fox’s Poltergeist. The close proximity of the two films to one another may have ultimately weakened any break-out potential for both.
Warner’s Entourage claimed fourth place with $1.15 million. The theatrical version of the HBO comedy series fell 58 percent from Sunday. While Entourage did stabilize on Monday, R-rated comedies typically experience strong first Monday percentage holds, especially during the summer. In the bigger picture Entourage remains front-loaded thus far and continues to perform softer than expected with a six-day take of $18.82 million. Entourage is running 29 percent behind the $26.63 million six-day gross of 2012’s The Dictator.
Mad Max: Fury Road and Pitch Perfect 2 placed in fifth and sixth with respective daily grosses of $0.989 million and $0.934 million. Warner’s Mad Max: Fury Road was down 56 percent from Sunday, while Universal’s Pitch Perfect 2 was down just 52 percent. Respective 25-day grosses stand at $161.79 million for Pitch Perfect 2 and at $131.65 million for Mad Max: Fury Road.