LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — While it thematically considered the subject of disaster quite closely, Warner Bros. "San Andreas" was no disaster at the box office on its opening weekend. With Dwayne Johnson striving manfully in the lead role, the Brad Peyton-directed action-adventure romp earned a bracing $124.4 million in its debut weekend according to figures published by Rentrak.
"San Andreas" features an original score by Andrew Lockington along with hits by Taylor Swift and Robert Plant.
Following up at a respectable $55 million was 20th-Century Fox's "Spy", which saw Melissa McCarthy ably cast as the titular spy in a security state riff on the fish-out-of-water story. The movie had the support of a soundtrack featuring music by 50 Cent, Santigold and Iggy Azalea.
Teenagers struggle valiantly with the dead in "Insidious: Chapter 3" which came in at number three with a congenial $37 million. Directed by Leigh Whannell, the ghost-plagued prequel featured an original score by Joseph Bishara. – Staff Writers
The top ten, according to Rentrak
1. San Andreas – Warner Bros. – $124.2M
2. Spy – 20th Century Fox – $55.6M
3. Insidious Chapter 3 – Sony – $37.3M
4. Tomorrowland – Disney – $20.8M
5. Mad Max: Fury Road – Warner Bros. – $19.0M
6. Entourage – Warner Bros. – $13.4M
7. Avengers: Age Of Ultron – Disney – $13.2M
8. Stand by Me Doraemon – Multiple – $12.5M
9. Pitch Perfect 2 – Universal – $12.3M
10. Poltergeist – 20th Century Fox – $6.0M