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.
1Twister (1996)$41,059,405--2,414--$17,009$41,059,4051Warner Bros.
2The Truth About Cats & Dogs$3,886,261-33%1,65147$2,354$16,482,4343Fox
3The Craft$3,611,880-46%1,7625$2,050$10,322,8752Sony / Columbia
4Primal Fear$2,406,324-33%1,887-96$1,275$35,281,9996Paramount
5The Quest$2,144,300-49%2,092-6$1,025$13,390,4003Universal
6The Birdcage$1,606,421-36%1,281-383$1,254$85,915,95710MGM/UA
7The Great White Hype$1,323,594-60%1,4993$883$4,673,0752Fox
8James and the Giant Peach$1,301,753-45%1,590-194$819$20,050,4245Disney
9Last Dance$1,014,175-62%1,5630$649$3,704,4282Disney
10Mulholland Falls$962,202-57%1,433-192$671$7,510,2443MGM