Chappie Wins Weekend Box Office; Kingsman Closing In On $100M

Chappie didn't light the North American box office on fire this weekend, but did come out on top. [...]

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Chappie didn't light the North American box office on fire this weekend, but did come out on top. Sony Pictures Entertainment's R-rated film, which stars Hugh Jackman ("The Wolverine") and Sharlto Copley ("Powers"), will finish the weekend with $13.3M, which is $5M short of expectations.

The overall box office could only muster $88.5M. The last time the box office came in under $100M was the weekend of Dec. 12-14. The box office numbers were off 17% from last weekend's total and an astonishing 39% from last year's total during the same time frame.

Meanwhile, the comic book movie Kingsman: The Secret Service, which was directed by Matthew Vaughn ("Kick-Ass") and stars Colin Firth ("The King's Speech"), is nearing the $100M benchmark. In its fourth week of release it now has a domestic total of $98M.

Here's the top ten (via Deadline):

1). Chappie (Sony), 3,201 theaters 
3-Day: $13.3M/Wk 1

2). Focus (WB), 3,323 theaters  
3-Day: $10.02M (-46%)/Total Cume: $34.57M/Wk 2

3). The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (FSL), 1,573 theaters 
3-Day: $8.6M/Wk 1

4). Kingsman: The Secret Service  (FOX), 3,101 theaters (-181)
3-Day: $8.3M (-30%)/ Total Cume: $98.03M/ Wk 4

5). The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (PAR) 
3-Day: $7M (-34%)/Total Cume: $148.99M/ Wk 5

6). Fifty Shades Of Grey (UNI/Focus), 2,788 theaters (-595)
3-Day: $5.6M (-47%)/Total Cume: $156.4M/ Wk 4

7). McFarland USA (DIS), 2,792 theaters (+27)
3-Day: $5.318M (-32%)/Total Cume: $29.4M/ Wk 3

8). The Lazarus Effect (REL), 2,666 theaters
3-Day: $5.1M (-50%)/Total Cume: $17.4M/ Wk 2

9). The Duff (CBS/LGF), 2,559 theaters (-63)
3-Day: $4.85M (-29%)/Total Cume: $26.1M/ Wk 3

10). Unfinished Business (Fox), 2,777 theaters
3-Day: $4.8M/Wk 1