Chappie tops US box office in its opening weekend
Robot drama Chappie made its debut at the top of this week’s US box office after an unusually quiet weekend, in which takings were 38% down on the same time last year.
Neill Blomkamp’s film, starring Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel and Sigourney Weaver, took just $13.3 million but still topped this week’s chart.
Will Smith’s Focus took $10 million in its second week, with The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – also starring Dev Patel – opening at No 3 with a strong $8.6 million.
Unfinished Business, Vince Vaughn’s new comedy, opened in 10th place with just $4.8 million.
North American box office Top 10:
- Chappie – $13.3 million
- Focus – $10 million
- The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – $8.6 million
- Kingsman: The Secret Service – $8.3 million
- The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water – $7 million
- Fifty Shades of Grey – $5.6 million
- McFarland, USA – $5.3 million
- The Lazarus Effect – $5.1 million
- The Duff – $4.9 million
- Unfinished Business – $4.8 million [youtube HhNshgSYF_M 650]