HOLLYWOOD—It was indeed a very slow weekend at the box-office. Last week’s box-office champion “Focus” lost the #1 spot to the robot flick “Chappie.” The film had a soft opening with just over $13.3 million. A bit of a disappointment for many who expected the movie to have a strong showing with audiences considering previous flicks from director Neil Blomkamp with “District 9” and “Elysium.”
The Will Smith drama “Focus” fell to second place with about $10 million. In just two weeks the flick has amounted more than $30 million at the domestic box-office. A bit of a disappointment for Smith. He hasn’t had a major hit in theaters in quite some time.
Nabbing the number three spot was the sequel “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” with around $8.6 million. Its predecessor did big business, but I have a feeling on the domestic front this film won’t last long in theaters. Proving that comedy and action works is “Kingsman: The Secret Service” which added another $8.3 million to its total to cross the $100 million mark at the domestic box-office.
Rounding out the top five was the animated flick “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” with $7 million. Hoping for a better turn out at the box-office this weekend as “Run All Night” and “Cinderella” invade theaters.