Chappie movie

Despite a trio of new films, it was a slow weekend at the box office.

Topping all movies was the Neill Blomkamp-directed robot sci-fi, Chappie, which debuted at #1 with a disappointing $13.3 million. It was a career-low for the director, whose previous efforts Elysium and District 9 debuted at $29.8 and $37.4 million, respectively.

Chappie is set in the near future where crime is patrolled by a mechanized police force. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself.

Will Smith’s latest film, Focus, falls to #2 this weekend with $10 million and $34.5 million in two weekends; Kingsman: The Secret Service lands at #4 with $8.3 million; and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water closes out the top 5 with $7 million and $148.9 million in five weekends.

Other wide releases included Fox Searchlight’s retiree comedy The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which opened in third place with a strong $8.6 million from 1,573 locations; and Vince Vaughn’s R-rated comedy Unfinished Business completely tanked, opening at #10 and a dismal $4.8 million.

That’s a wrap for this weekend. This upcoming week, look out for the release of Liam Neeson’s new action film Run All Night, and Cinderella (2015)

This weekend’s top 10 is as follows:

1. “Chappie,” $13.3 million.
2. “Focus,” $10 million.
3. “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” $8.6 million.
4. “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” $8.3 million.
5. “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water,” $7 million.
6. “Fifty Shades of Grey,” $5.6 million.
7. “McFarland, USA,” $5.3 million.
8. “The Lazarus Effect,” $5.1 million.
9. “The DUFF,” $4.9 million.
10. “Unfinished Business,” $4.8 million.