Box Office Preview: ‘Chappie’ Edging Out ‘Unfinished Business’ in Slow Weekend

March 4, 2015 7:49 PM

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Box Office Preview: ‘Chappie’ Edging Out ‘Unfinished Business’ in Slow Weekend

“Chappie,” “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” and “Unfinished Business” will square off at the multiplexes this weekend, but alas, futuristic robots, Vince Vaughn and a double dose of Dev Patel won’t deliver enough of a spark to reignite the box office.

Ticket sales had been muscular for the first two months of 2015, but business veered off course last weekend after Will Smith’s “Focus” failed to deliver the kind of punch the industry has grown to expect from one of its biggest stars. Expect another drop this weekend, because none of the new films ...

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