Insurgent beats Home to top box office while Chappie slides badly

The second film of the Divergent series, Insurgent, has swept the box office over the weekend taking $4.124m on its debut, holding off animated comedy Home.

Dreamworks’ latest blockbuster about an alien invasion starring Rhianna and Jim Parsons. managed $2.803m on its opening weekend on 333 screens, compared to Insurgent’s 393 screen showing.

Third spot went to last week’s number one Will Smith con movie Focus, which stars Australian Margot Robbie, and took $1.104m on the weekend on 276, taking its total box office to $7.063m.

However Hugh Jackman film Chappie slipped below the million dollar mark in its second week to $650,401 across 266 screens, bested by Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel which had $1.074m in takings in fourth spot, with a totla box office of $13.2m to date.

Kingsman and Fifty Shades of Grey continue to hang around the top ten with $445,815 and $208,295 respectively while the debut of Shaun the Sheep movie had $189,569 across 138 screens.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Insurgent (Eone) $4,124,378 393 $5,159,561
Insurgent (Eone) $4,124,378 393 $4,250,784
Home (Fox) $2,834,182 330 $3,420,879
Home (Fox) $2,803,615 333 $3,050,530
Focus (Wb) $1,107,195 276 $7,423,398
Focus (Wb) $1,104,322 276 $7,063,550
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Fox) $1,085,540 339 $13,655,863
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Fox) $1,074,627 342 $13,205,813
Run All Night (Wb) $763,008 175 $1,026,032
Run All Night (Wb) $760,281 175 $762,854
Chappie (Sony) $650,401 266 $2,650,123
Chappie (Sony) $650,401 266 $2,449,511
Kingsman: The Secret Service (Fox) $447,922 163 $17,582,529
Kingsman: The Secret Service (Fox) $445,815 162 $17,444,824
Fifty Shades Of Grey (Universal) $218,975 138 $23,498,074
Fifty Shades Of Grey (Universal) $208,295 138 $23,414,842
Shaun The Sheep (Studiocanal) $189,569 169 $195,752
Shaun The Sheep (Studiocanal) $189,569 168 $193,856
Big Eyes (Roadshow) $159,170 43 $234,531
Big Eyes (Roadshow) $159,170 43 $164,977

Get the latest media and marketing industry news (and views) direct to your inbox.

Sign up to the free Mumbrella newsletter now.



Sign up to our free daily update to get the latest in media and marketing.