Well, it was an incredibly terrible weekend at the box office for every new release. In fact, for every film, it was lacklustre and disappointing. Here’s what went down:
Do you know wanted to see Neil Blomkamp’s CHAPPiE? Absolutely nobody. The sci-fi film debut with $13 million, a number that is nothing short of a gigantic letdown for all involved. Even with Hugh Jackman attached, audiences literally turned their noses up at this one. It’s safe to say that Blomkamp better nail his new Alien film if he wants to keep doing big budget Hollywood flicks.
As for the rest of the top five, Focus fell to second place with $10 million. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel debut in third place with $8.6 million, definitely on the low side of expectations. Kingsman: The Secret Service was in fourth place with $8.3 million, while The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water closed things out in fifth place with $7 million.
Meanwhile, Vince Vaughn’s Unfinished Business bombed, landing in tenth place with just $4.8 million.
So, to recap, here were 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
And here’s how the weekend turned out:
1) CHAPPiE – $13 million
2) Focus – $10 million
3) The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – $8.6 million
4) Kingsman: The Secret Service – $8.3 million
5) The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water – $7 million
Next weekend sees the release of the live action Cinderella and Run All Night. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions.