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.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Dec. 24 - Sun, Dec. 26

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Pelican Brief$11,124,936-34%2,00815$5,540$27,989,3402Warner Bros.
2Mrs. Doubtfire$9,370,0593%2,30515$4,065$70,878,3135Fox
3Tombstone$6,454,752--1,504--$4,292$6,454,7521Disney
4Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit$5,277,2941%2,17829$2,423$18,084,8303Disney
5Beethoven's 2nd$4,255,485-29%2,04115$2,085$10,272,7102Universal
6Grumpy Old Men$3,874,911--1,244--$3,115$3,874,9111Warner Bros.
7Wayne's World 2$3,595,506-43%2,320-80$1,550$23,388,8563Paramount
8Geronimo: An American Legend$1,704,668-26%1,63631$1,042$8,033,8583Columbia
9Batman: Mask of the Phantasm$1,190,707--1,506--$791$1,190,7071Warner Bros.
10The Three Musketeers (1993)$1,083,844-13%1,006-274$1,077$34,403,6607Disney