'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+)

1The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$28,181,531-44%3,7030$7,610$290,413,6263New Line
2Cheaper by the Dozen$21,643,829-21%3,3079$6,545$85,619,7022Fox
3Something's Gotta Give$11,705,893-15%2,80899$4,169$81,208,3264Sony / Columbia
4Cold Mountain$11,579,747-21%2,21653$5,226$43,740,7772Miramax
6Peter Pan (2003)$8,818,539-21%2,8130$3,135$34,180,8412Universal
7Mona Lisa Smile$8,300,342-27%2,71437$3,058$50,005,3383Sony / Columbia
8The Last Samurai$7,374,072-11%2,401-156$3,071$90,020,7665Warner Bros.
9Bad Santa$2,937,737-35%1,7100$1,718$56,926,8606Miramax / Dimension
10Stuck on You$2,802,121-23%2,064-336$1,358$30,719,5074Fox