Friday Box Office: “Chappie” and “Unfinished Business” Crash and Burn

Nigel Druitt

An avid Flickcharter since 2009, Nigel is a self-described fanboy whose Top 20 is dominated by the likes of Indiana Jones, Frodo Baggins and Marty McFly. Nigel is the Canadian arm of the Flickchart Blog, but try not to hold that against him. You can find him on Flickchart as johnmason.

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4 Responses

  1. Box office sales and good movies are not synonymous.

  2. Doug Gordon Doug Gordon says:

    Chappie crashed and failed because it’s a whiny anti-govt version of Short Circuit.

  3. I’m so tired of these stories about less than amazing box office performance. If three movies come out on a weekend, it feels like all but one will be declared “bombs” by an eager press chomping at the bit for dramatic stories. Then people repeat what they’ve heard, and are less likely to watch a film because clearly it sucked if “nobody” went to see it. Most movies make their money back through overseas box office and home movie sales anyway. Can we just stop declaring things a failure after THREE FREAKIN’ DAYS?

    • Anonymous says:

      Whether we like it or not, a Hollywoodd has created a system where a movie is a failure if it does not make most of its budget back in its opening weekend. Gone are the days when a film could exist and thrive in the theater for many months at a time. Whether it’s any good or not is irrelevant; the time has passed, and the next big thing will come along to eat up the money.

      I don’t like it either, but Chappie IS a failure, at least in the eyes of the studio, because it will lose them money.