Chappie and Unfinished Business Bomb

March 8, 2015 8:46 PM

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Chappie and Unfinished Business Bomb

The big story this weekend is that overall box office was down almost 40% from the same weekend last year. Chappie (our review) was number one with a paltry $13.3 million, which still wasn’t nearly as bad as Vince Vaughn’s latest, Unfinished Business (our review), which came in with an estimated $4.8 million in domestic gross, barely cracking the top ten. Chappie was Blomkamp’s worst opening by a margin ($37 million opening for District 9, $29.8 for Elysium), while Unfinished Business was Vince Vaughn’s fifth straight and worst bomb.

Luckily for Sony, Chappie only cost a relatively modest $50 million and doesn’t look to be a major financial disaster.

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