Another weekend of box office results are in and they are a bit surprising. This weekend's figures were the weakest in overall numbers since Halloween of last year.
The new Neill Blomkamp film "Chappie" took the #1 spot, taking in just over $13 million dollars on its opening weekend. The film stars Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel and the hip-hop duo making their big-screen debut, Die Antwoord. This is Blomkamp's third venture within the sci-fi realm and delivered less-than-spectacular results. The film certainly appears to have been hurt by its negative reviews, as it's currently sitting on a 29% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
In second place was the Will Smith and Margot Robbie film "Focus", bringing in just over $10 million dollars. Smith is really in need of a hit after his last couple of flops and unfortunately this was not it.
In the third spot was "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" making $8.6 million in its debut. This is a pretty solid opening for a sequel with a pretty small target audience.
Matthew Vaughn's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" stayed in the top 5 for the 4th week in a row, making another $8.3 million, bringing its worldwide total up to $248 million. A sequel has already been hinted at and with steady money still coming in for this incredible and fun film, the prospect of another one should solidify even further. Vaughn continues to prove he is one of the most exciting and unique directors on the scene right now.
Rounding out the top 5 is "The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water", making another $7 million, bringing its worldwide total up to $259 million. No surprise there. These type of films are a recipe for success.
Well there you have it, your top 5 for the weekend. The pressure is fully on for Blomkamp and his new "Alien 5" film. The director certainly has talent but it would behoove him to work on someone else's script for a change.
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