Will you be taking in CHAPPiE this weekend?

Three new movies are out this weekend and hoping you’ll take an interest in either of them. Can any of them take down last week’s champ? Here’s our prediction:

CHAPPiE is the new robot science fiction film from director Neil Blomkamp, the auteur behind Elysium and District 9. It stars Hugh Jackman and Sigourney Weaver, which is a pretty excellent fanboy combo. But, here’s where I see the problem – more people are talking about the announcement that Blomkamp is taking over the Alien franchise with Weaver in tow rather than their new film. That doesn’t exactly bode well for CHAPPiE . Look for a first place debut with an underwhelming $20 million.

Also opening this weekend is The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, the sequel to the hit 2012 first film. This is going to skew older, to be sure, but with such love for the original, The Second Best… should easily come in second place with $14 million.

As for the rest of the top five, look for Focus to hit third place with $10 million, while the final new release of the weekend, the Vince Vaughn comedy Unfinished Business will likely falter in fourth with $8 million. Look for The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water to close things out in fifth place with $5.9 million.

So, to recap, here are our predictions:

1) CHAPPiE – $20 million
2) The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – $14 million
3) Focus – $10 million
4) Unfinished Business – $8 million
5) The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water – $5.9 million

Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out.

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