Entourage opens at #1

Box Office: Entourage opens #1 with $3.4m – did Nova’s Fitzy and Wippa week in LA help?

A recent week in Los Angeles where Nova Sydney breakfast hosts Fitzy and Wippa got to hang out with a different star of Entourage on each day of the week hasn’t hurt the opening weekend of the movie with a debut at #1 with takings of $3.40m from 310 screens. That generated a strong screen average just under $11,000.

Although the takings were up on the $3.22m that San Andreas took last weekend, it remains the second smallest opening gross since mid-March when Focus was at #2 on its second weekend with $1.74m.
The total take for the top 20 was $14.72m, marginally up on last week’s $14.41m.

San Andreas was down 36% with weekend two ticket sales holding just above $2m, giving the film a total to-date of $6.78m.

Spy did $1.98m on its third weekend with a total haul of $9.94m. We seem safe tipping it will soar past $10m this week.

After three weeks in the top two, Mad Max: Fury Road sits at #4 with $1.65m and a total of $19.20m as it sets itself up to climb toward $25m+.

Rounding out the top five was the opening weekend of Aloha with $1.47m. The new Cameron Crowe movie got plenty of TV ad time last week, yet despite starring Bradley Cooper, the movie managed a modest $1.47m opening weekend with a screen average just under $5,000.

We were a little premature suggesting Avengers: Age Of Ultron would pass $40m by now. It fell short by $272,000 on the weekend. It could scoop up that much this week as it spends what could be its last week in the top 10 with a weekend earn of $345,000 and a full week take of $552,000.

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