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, Nov. 15 - Sun, Nov. 17

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$88,357,778--3,682--$23,997$88,357,7781Warner Bros.
28 Mile$19,344,422-62%2,49626$7,750$84,440,6422Universal
3The Santa Clause 2$15,102,555-39%3,346-6$4,514$82,517,7223Disney
4The Ring$10,662,594-31%2,882-45$3,700$100,687,5115DreamWorks
5Half Past Dead$7,820,271--2,113--$3,701$7,820,2711Sony / Columbia
6My Big Fat Greek Wedding$4,713,464-19%1,812-163$2,601$186,179,20331IFC Films
7jackass: the movie$3,874,236-45%2,413-119$1,606$59,348,8774Paramount
8I Spy$3,805,152-57%2,611-571$1,457$30,733,4653Sony / Columbia
9Sweet Home Alabama$2,233,766-41%1,469-535$1,521$121,884,1118Disney
10Femme Fatale$1,246,769-55%1,0660$1,170$5,690,4922Warner Bros.