There's good news and bad news for the “Entourage” crew. The good news is the film was no. 1 at the box office on Wednesday taking in $5.3 million. The bad news is it may not be no. 1 again.
Considering the HBO series has been off the air for almost four years, it's likely Warner Bros. has very conservative goals for the big screen version of the Mark Wahlberg produced comedy. And with a reported $30 million production budget it's clear the studio and HBO have tried to keep the costs down as much as possible. While the hardcore fans liked what they saw (as evidenced by the film's A- Cinemascore rating), the fact the film received a 39 grade on Metacritic and a 32% rating on Rotten Tomatoes is not great for its long term prospects. The movie's biggest competition arrives on Friday when Melissa McCarthy's “Spy” hits theaters. That 20th Century Fox release is expected to take the weekend crown.
As for the rest of the mid-week players, “San Andreas” took in another $3.9 million for a strong $69.1 million in just six days.
“Mad Max: Fury Road” continues to show remarkable playability with another $1.4 million and $121.5 million domestic so far. Blockbuster “Pitch Perfect 2,” which has lost to “Max” during the week while winning the weekend, earned another $1.3 million for $152 million to date.
“Tomorrowland” rounded out the top five with $1.2 million and $67.9 million as Disney hopes it can still make its way to the $100 million mark in the U.S. Notably, another Disney release, “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” crossed the $430 million mark domestically on Wednesday.
Look for more box office updates this weekend on HitFix.