Chappie survives to claim no. 1 with just $13.3 million

March 8, 2015 7:46 PM

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2015 has been a banner year so far for Hollywood's movie studios and theater owners. This past weekend, however, is one they would like to forget.

Sony Pictures and MRC's "Chappie" came in at no. 1 with an estimated $13.3 million. That was significantly below pre-release polling which forecast as $20 million plus debut. It was also director Neill Blomkamp's worst performing debut so far and star Hugh Jackman's smallest opening since 2008's "A...

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