Grosses

'Focus' Continues to Lead on Tuesday with $1.86MMarch 04, 2015 12:53 PM

by Daniel Garris

Warner's Focus took in $1.86 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a fifth straight day. The romantic heist film starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie was up a healthy 23 percent over Monday's performance. Focus has grossed $22.06 million in five days. That is slightly below pre-release expectations and places the film a lackluster 31 percent behind the $31.91 million five-day take of 2013's After Earth.

Fox's Kingsman: The Secret Service held steady in second place with $1.17 million. The Matthew Vaughn directed graphic novel adaptation starring Colin Firth was up a strong 25 percent over Monday and down 38 percent from last Tuesday. Kingsman has grossed a stronger than expected $87.94 million in 19 days and is currently on pace to surpass the $90 million mark on Friday.

Fifty Shades of Grey took in $0.980 million to remain in third. Universal's successful erotic romantic drama was up 13 percent over Monday and down a sharp 57 percent from last Tuesday. While it's proving to be very front-loaded, Fifty Shades of Grey has grossed a very strong $149.24 million in 19 days and will reach the $150 million mark either today or Thursday.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water was up one spot and 20 percent over Monday to place in fourth on Tuesday with $0.619 million. Paramount's successful 3D animated film was down just 31 percent from last Tuesday. The SpongeBob Movie continues to exceed expectations with $141.07 million through 26 days of release.

The Lazarus Effect was down one spot from Monday to land in fifth place with $0.616 million. The low-budget PG-13 rated horror film from Relativity increased a modest 8 percent over Monday. The Lazarus Effect has grossed $11.39 million in five days. That is slightly below expectations and places the film 19 percent behind the $14.09 million five-day start of last year's Oculus.

Disney's McFarland, USA continued to claim sixth place with $0.604 million. The well received sports drama starring Kevin Costner was up a solid 19 percent over Monday, but also down 42 percent from last Tuesday. McFarland, USA continues to perform on the very high end of expectations with $23.13 million through twelve days of release.

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Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lethal Weapon 2$20,388,800--1,803--$11,308$20,388,8001Warner Bros.
2Batman (1989)$19,247,824-36%2,2010$8,745$141,660,2973Warner Bros.
3Honey, I Shrunk the Kids$9,433,358-28%1,44312$6,537$36,799,1373Disney
4Ghostbusters II$5,265,663-40%2,315-95$2,275$85,520,3294Columbia
5Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade$5,205,338-27%1,917-186$2,715$116,386,4137Paramount
6Dead Poets Society$5,186,264-23%1,1090$4,677$36,223,3875Disney
7The Karate Kid Part III$4,905,961-53%1,5600$3,145$15,270,5052Columbia
8Weekend at Bernie's$4,506,086--1,134--$3,974$4,506,0861Fox
9Great Balls of Fire!$2,166,195-43%1,4170$1,529$5,974,1812Orion
10Star Trek V: The Final Frontier$1,342,980-46%1,005-674$1,336$32,081,6355Paramount