Battle at the Box Office 3/9

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Despite some harsh reviews, Chappie took the top spot at the box office with $13.3 million, way off from either of Neill Blomkamp’s previous movies and lower than other big sci-fi movies released already this year, like Jupiter Ascending, which made $18.4 million in it’s opening weekend but didn’t win the box office.  It’s the fourth R rated film to hold the top spot at the box office this year and seven out of the eight weekends this year have been led by an R rated film.

Second went to Focus, which made another $10 million and brought it up to $34 million for it’s two weeks out.

Counter-programming against Chappie, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel took third with $8.6 million, up over $2 million from it’s predecessor.

Kingsman and Spongebob rounded out the top 5 with $8.3 and $7 million respectively.

Barely making it onto the top 10 was the third new release of the weekend, Unfinished Business, which made only $4.8 million, making it the worst wide release for Vince Vaughn ever and it’s almost $3 million off from Vaughn’s last bomb, Delivery Man.

 

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