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, Jan. 2 - Sun, Jan. 4

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Titanic$33,314,549-6%2,72716$12,217$157,467,3913Paramount
2Tomorrow Never Dies$13,798,856-33%2,8070$4,916$43,912,8573MGM/UA
3As Good as It Gets$12,218,544-3%1,5797$7,738$40,723,5272Sony / TriStar
4MouseHunt$8,418,307-13%2,21322$3,804$40,021,2453DreamWorks
5Scream 2$7,284,026-20%2,68818$2,710$63,217,9254Miramax / Dimension
6Jackie Brown$7,264,531-22%1,629259$4,460$20,153,0242Miramax
7An American Werewolf in Paris$4,441,943-42%1,7313$2,566$15,427,6742Disney
8Flubber$4,403,217-19%1,957-51$2,250$68,052,5826Disney
9Mr. Magoo$4,103,637-22%1,8570$2,210$10,575,1812Disney
10Home Alone 3$3,829,312-1%2,106-108$1,818$16,243,7454Fox