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McCarthy's 'Spy' tops box office with $30 million

Published:Monday | June 8, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy), the unsung hero behind the CIA's most dangerous missions, goes undercover in ‘Spy’.


Melissa McCarthy notched her first No. 1 weekend box-office debut as a leading lady with the $30 million opening of her espionage comedy, Spy.

According to studio estimates yesterday, McCarthy's latest film with director Paul Feig bested a varied field of action, horror and a resurrected HBO series. Last week's top film, San Andreas, the disaster movie starring Dwayne Johnson, slid to second place with $26.4 million.

Insidious: Chapter 3 opened with an estimated $23 million, a strong debut for the low-budget horror prequel.

But HBO's Entourage failed to compete with any of those releases. It made $10.4 million over the weekend and has brought in a five-day total of $17.8 million since opening Wednesday.