The bros triumphed at the “hump day” box office after “Entourage” racked up a leading $5.4 million on Wednesday.
That figure includes the $2 million that Vince Chase and fellow Hollywood hedonists Turtle, E, Drama, and Ari brought in during Tuesday night late shows. The Warner Bros. release is trying to get a jump on a crowded weekend that includes two big debuts — the Melissa McCarthy comedy “Spy” and “Insidious: Chapter 3.”
“Entourage” hopes to crack the $20 million mark over its first five days in theaters. But it’s unclear if ticket sales will be front-loaded with fans of the long-running HBO series rushing out to find out what’s happened to the hard-partying crew in the ensuing four years since the show went off the air. Spoiler alert: things are still pretty awesome.
Critics hated the film, so it will have to be review proof to score. But the stakes aren’t that high for Warner Bros., given that the film cost less than $30 million to produce.
“Spy,” which presents McCarthy as a sort of James Bond in a tracksuit, is expected to snag first place this weekend when it’s projected to debut to approximately $35 million. It will be trailed by the second week of “San Andreas,” which should bring in $26 million, and “Insidious: Chapter 3″ with a bow of roughly $25 million.