'Chappie' fends off 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' at the box office

March 11, 2015 3:34 PM

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An audience that Hollywood often ignores - older moviegoers - turned "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" into an immediate success over the weekend, while director Neill Blomkamp and actor Vince Vaughn fell flat in their pursuit of younger crowds.

"The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," which cost Fox Searchlight about $15 million to make, took in $8.5 million from a relatively limited 1,573 screens in North America. Blomkamp's "Chappie," playing on more than twice as many screens and costing roughly $50 million to make, took in $13.3 millio...

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