Vince Vaughn’s new film bombs in weak weekend for new movies

SHARE Vince Vaughn’s new film bombs in weak weekend for new movies
SHARE Vince Vaughn’s new film bombs in weak weekend for new movies

Avery tepid weekend for new films was particularly bad for Vince Vaughn — as his “Unfinished Business” became the actor’s fifth movie in a row to underperform in its opening weekend.

“Chappie,” the sci-fi/robot flick from director Neill Blomkampand starring Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel and Sigourney Weaver, came in first — but with a pretty unimpressive weekend take estimated at $13.3 million. No. 2 honors were snared by Will Smith’s “Focus,” with a tad over $10 million.

The senior-oriented “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” the sequel to the surprise 2011 hit, starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Patel and Bill Nighy, came in with a respectable third place finish and $8.6 million — opening in about half the theaters as “Chappie.”

In fourth place was the spy romp “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” whose $8.3 million pushed it very close to breaking the $100 million mark since it bowed on Valentine’s Day weekend.

The remaining films in the domestic box office Top 10 were “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water,” “Fifty Shades of Grey,” “McFarland, USA,” “The Lazarus Effect,” “The Duff” and Vaughn’s “Unfinished Business,” limping in with $4.8 million in 10th place — even worse than the actor’s critically trashed “Delivery Man,” which had a $8 million opening weekend in 2013.

The good news for Vaughn, who grew up on the North Shore and was just back in town for the highly publicized “Polar Plunge” last weekend: Perhaps his new dramatic turn on “True Detective” on HBO will turn things around for him career-wise.

The Latest
Before the Uvalde massacre, the CPS operational budget included money for improving school security, Martinez said. But after hearing the details of what went on in Texas, some principals are demanding an “even more aggressive” response.
About 5 a.m., the man was in the 3500 block of West Polk Street when someone opened fire after two groups got into an “altercation,” Chicago police said.
Throughout the attack, teachers and children repeatedly called 911 asking for help, including a girl who pleaded: “Please send the police now,” authorities said.
“He rises to big moments,” White Sox coach Joe McEwing says of Tim Anderson. “I would never doubt that man.”
Lawsuits had delayed issuance of 185 social equity licenses for more than two years.