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"Chappie" is a box office champion

Writer: Florey DM


"Chappie" opens in the top three in the U.S., M'sia and S'pore last weekend.

10 Mar – The science-fiction film about a robot named "Chappie" makes an impressive big screen debut last weekend as it opens at number one in the U.S. and Malaysia, while "Ah Boys to Men 3: Frogmen" defends its first place position on the Singapore box office weekend chart for 5 to 8 March 2015.

"Chappie", the Hugh Jackman and Dev Patel-starrer, comes alive at number one with its collection of USD13.3 million. Will Smith and Margot Robbie lose their "Focus", and the movie slips down to the second spot, making a weekend gross of USD10 million.

Another new release, "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" – sequel to 2012's "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel", is the third best during its opening weekend, grossing USD8.5 million.


"The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" opens in the top three in M'sia and S'pore.

In Malaysia, two new releases conquer the top two spots, with "Chappie" emerging as the champion, while second place is inhabited by SpongeBob and the Bikini Bottom gang as they return in "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water".

Former first place conqueror, "Kingsman: The Secret Service", falls two places last weekend and lands in third.

In Singapore, "Ah Boys to Men 3: Frogmen" still makes no leap from its top spot on the chart. Meanwhile, "Chappie" and "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" both make the top three on their opening weekend, placing second and third, respectively.

Last weekend also saw the release of the following movies in Malaysia: "Kepong Gangster 2", "The Lazarus Effect", "Werewolf Dari Bangladesh", "Enakkul Oruvan" and "Playing It Cool".

Whereas in Singapore, other movies that opened last weekend are "Enakkul Oruvan", "Lang Tong", "An Inspector Calls", "Lucky Star", "Unfinished Business" and "Song One".

Box office takings for the weekend just gone 
(
05 March - 08 March 2015)

Malaysia
1) Chappie
2) The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water
3) Kingsman: The Secret Service
4) King Of Mahjong
5) From Vegas To Macau 2
6) 12 Golden Ducks
7) Kaaki Sattai
8) Kepong Gangster 2
9) Dragon Blade
10) Focus
Singapore
1) Ah Boys To Men 3: Frogmen
2) Chappie
3) The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water
4) Kingsman: The Secret Service
5) Fifty Shades Of Grey
6) Unfinished Business
7) Focus
8) Dragon Blade
9) From Vegas To Macau 2
10) King Of Mahjong
US
1) Chappie
2) Focus
3) The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
4) Kingsman: The Secret Service
5) The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
6) Fifty Shades of Grey
7) McFarland, USA
8) The Lazarus Effect
9) The DUFF
10) Unfinished Business
Cinema Online, 10 March 2015


Related Movies:
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water (05 Mar 2015)
Ah Boys To Men 3: Frogmen (Mandarin) (19 Feb 2015)
Chappie (05 Mar 2015)

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