After weeks of surprisingly strong Box Office performances (Sniper, Taken, Spongebob, 50 Shades), we’ve kind of hit a lull. Lotta flops lately. This week’s first place debut was no exception. The red ink continues.
- Chappie was #1, but that didn’t mean much this week. Director Neill Blomkamp once again fails to capture the quality and success of his debut film, District 9. Chappie, which only had a 30%RT score, was as poorly received by audiences, pulling in only $13M.
- Focus dropped about 47% to bring in another $10M. The Will Smith caper flick has earned $35M in two weeks. Smith is not getting jiggy with anything with those numbers.
- The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel debuted to a respectable $8M for a sequel that no one was really clamoring for. I’m sure I will catch this one at the discount or on Netflix (it has a respectable 65% RT score), but this is the kind of movie that should be going directly to Netflix.
- Kingsman held up well again, dropping only 30% in its 4th week, pulling in $8.3M for a cume of nearly $100M domestically. The Mark Millar adaptation has added another $150M globally.
- Spongebob dropped 35% to add seven million dollars. The kiddie property has pulled an impressive $150M domestically!
- Barely making the top ten, Vince Vaughn’s Unfinished Business, pulling in a paltry $4.8M. Vaughn hasn’t had a hit since 2009’s Couple Retreat. Vaughn will soon need to land a sitcom deal because with these numbers, he can’t keep getting big screen deals.