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.
D Films and Mr. Will want to scare you good! THE LAZARUS EFFECT screens on February 25/26 and we want Readers in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa and Halifax to see it first.
A group of medical research students accidentally kill one of their team while doing an experiment on the brain. They discover a way to bring their dead colleague back to life, but while doing so, unwittingly unlock a deadly force. Fighting for their own lives, the team has to keep their colleague in the lab before she gets out and threatens the world.
THE LAZARUS EFFECT stars Olivia Wilde (House), Evan Peters (American Horror Story), Sarah Bolger (Once Upon A Times), Mark Duplass (The Mindy Project) and Donald Glover/ Childish Gambino (Community).
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D Films release THE LAZARUS EFFECT on Friday, February 27, 2015.