Robots reign as Chappie wins at weekend box office

ChappieThe science fiction movie Chappie, about a reprogrammed robot with the ability to think and feel, stole the show in its debut at the weekend box office. The film, which marks Neill Blomkamp‘s third directorial feature, earned $13.3 million. The futuristic film has a 3.4 star rating with Tribute readers.

Shifting one spot down to number two was the crime comedy Focus. This time Nicky and Jess managed to pocket $10 million. The film has also dropped to a 3.7 star rating with Tribute readers.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel made its debut at number three. The sequel to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which follows Sonny (Dev Patel) after the success of his first venture, earned $8.6 million and has a 4 star rating with tribute readers.

After three weeks at number two, Kingsman: The Secret Service dropped to number four. The action thriller, which currently has a 3.6 star rating with Tribute readers, earned $7.8 million.

Another drop at this weekend’s box office was The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water. At number five, the family film earned $7 million. Tribute readers have rated it 2.9 stars. ~Sandra D. Sukraj

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