Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Canada and Mr. Will want to give Canadian Readers a chance to win a copy of Neill Blomkamp’s CHAPPIE, starring Dev Patel and Hugh Jackman, on DVD!
In the near future, the streets are patrolled by police robots. One such robot is captured and reprogrammed to be the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. Named Chappie, his programmer Deon Wilson (Dev Patel) tries to teach the childlike robot about books and art.
However, Australian engineer Vincent Moore (Hugh Jackman) is very opposed to the idea of artificial intelligence and wants to destroy Chappie.
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Canada release CHAPPIE on DVD and Blu-Ray on Tuesday, June 16, 2015.
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Like its Predecessor, THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT opens big at the Box Office with $49.6 million from 3,875 theatres across North America for eOne Films/Lionsgate Films. Critics didn’t think much of it with a 32% on Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it an A- CinemaScore. By contrast its 2014 Installment opened with $54 million.
In its second consecutive week out, CINDERELLA continues to perform exceedingly well with $35.7 million earned for Disney. In two weeks, it has accumulated $123 million already domestically, already earning back its production costs.
A distant third is THE GUNMAN $5.5 million from 2,816 theatres for Open Road Films/Elevation Pictures. The Film features a strong Cast which includes Sean Penn, Idris Elba and Javier Bardem. While Critics panned the Action Flick from the Director who brought us Taken, earning only 14% on the Tomatometer, Audiences gave it a much more forgiving B- CinemaScore.
THE KINGSMAN continues to outperform itself in fourth this week with $4.8 million in its sixth week out for 20th Century Fox.
Debuting in sixth is DO YOU BELIEVE with $3.5 million for Pure Flix. The Title starring Mira Sorvino and Sean Astin has yet to get Canadian distribution.
Former Champ CHAPPIE rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.5 million for Sony Pictures in its third week. To date domestically it has earned $28 million.
CINDERELLA is Queen of the Ball at the Box Office this weekend! Disney‘s Live-Action Adaptation of their 1950 Animated Classic debuts right at the top with a stellar $70 million from 3,485 theatres! Made for $95 million, it in no time should recoup its production costs. Starring fresh-faced Lily James and Oscar Winner Cate Blanchett, the Fantasy got a stellar 86% from Critics on the Tomatometer, while Audiences praised it in unison with an A CinemaScore.
Although a distant second, Warner Bros.‘ Action RUN ALL NIGHT starring Liam Neeson and Joel Kinnaman, opens in second with $11.3 million in its debut from 3,171 theatres. Reviews were mixed at 59% on the Tomatometer, but Audiences loved it with an A- CinemaScore, which could help its second week numbers.
KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE continues to show great staying power in third with $6.2 million for 20th Century Fox. The Film now is in its fifth week.
THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL lands in fourth in its second week out with $5.8 million for Fox Searchlight. The Film in North America has grossed $18.2 million thus far.
CHAPPIE slips to sixth in its second week after a debut atop a tepid Box Office last weekend. It earns $5.4 million for Sony Pictures, a two-week gross of $23.2 million.
FIFTY SHADES OF GREY is in ninth this week with $3 million for Universal Pictures, earning a cumulative $161 million thus far domestically.
THE DUFF rounds-out the Top Ten for CBS Films/eOne Films with $2.9 million in its fourth week out.
It was a tepid weekend at the Box Office, but CHAPPIE prevails as the Leader with a $13.3 million debut from 3,201 theatres for Sony Pictures. Made for $49 million, it shouldn’t be long before the Robot Action/Sci-Fi pays its tab. Critics didn’t think much of the Neill Blomkamp (District 9) Film with a 30% on the Tomatometer, but Audiences were more forgiving with a B CinemaScore.
After a #1 debut last week, FOCUS slips to second spot with $10 million for Warner Bros. In two weeks, it has grossed $35 million domestically.
THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL debuts in third spot with $8.61 million from 1,573 theatres for Fox Searchlight. Audiences gave it a B+ CinemaScore and Critics responded positively with a 64% on the Tomatometer. The Sequel bests the $6 million wide opening for its 2012 Predecessor. The Film is the second from Star Dev Patel who debuts with two Films in the Top Three this weekend – the other being CHAPPIE.
KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE shows staying powering, placing fourth with $8.3 million in its fourth week for 20th Century Fox. It closes-in on the $100 million-mark in North America.
FIFTY SHADES OF GREY slips to seventh spot with $5 million for Universal Pictures in its fourth week, grossing $152 million domestically.
THE LAZARUS EFFECT places eighth with $5.1 million for Relativity Media/D Films in its second week out.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS rounds-out the Top Ten for 20th Century Fox with $4.8 million from 2,777 theatres. Critics gave it 13% on the Tomatometer and Audiences gave it a B- CinemaScore.
If like us, you’re excited about Neill Blomkamp‘s CHAPPIE, here’s some just-released Scenes to quench that thirst!
In the near future, crime is patrolled by an oppressive mechanized police force. But now, the people are fighting back. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. As powerful, destructive forces start to see Chappie as a danger to mankind and order, they will stop at nothing to maintain the status quo and ensure that Chappie is the last of his kind.
For those ALIEN Fans, many of you are probably thrilled to know Blomkamp confirmed the other day with VARIETY that there indeed will be a new Movie coming in the Franchise, separate from forthcoming PROMETHEUS 2. Read more here.
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Sony Pictures Canada release CHAPPIE on Friday, March 6, 2015.
Although we saw a small Teaser a while back for Robot Action Flick CHAPPIE, we didn’t expect it to be the suspenseful, high-octane affair that it truly is! You must see this new Trailer for what sure will be a big Blockbuster to get us out of the Winter doldrums.
From the director of District 9 and Elysium comes Chappie, starring Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, with Sigourney Weaver and Hugh Jackman. Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings — some good, some bad — and he will rely on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man. But there’s one thing that makes Chappie different from any one else: he is a robot. The first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. That’s a dangerous idea — and it’s a challenge that will pit Chappie against powerful, destructive forces that would ensure that he is the last of his kind.
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Sony Pictures Canada release CHAPPIE on Friday, March 5, 2015.
It is tough not to get a bit emotional seeing the brand new Teaser Trailer for CHAPPIE. The latest effort from Director Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium) seems to hit all the right notes, looking every bit like the Family Blockbuster we’ve been in dire need of in quite some time!
Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie (Sharlto Copley): he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings – some good, some bad – and he will rely on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man. But there’s one thing that makes Chappie different from anyone else: he is a robot. The first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. His life, his story, will change the way the world looks at robots and humans forever.
CHAPPIE also stars Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman and Sigourney Weaver.
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Sony PicturesCanada release CHAPPIE on Friday, March 6, 2015.