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, Apr. 3 - Sun, Apr. 5

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fast & Furious$70,950,396--3,461--$20,500$70,950,3961Universal
2Monsters vs. Aliens$32,608,373-45%4,1095$7,936$104,801,4972Paramount / DreamWorks
3The Haunting in Connecticut$9,483,331-59%2,7320$3,471$37,173,8622Lionsgate
4Knowing$8,145,505-45%3,323-14$2,451$58,217,6563Summit
5I Love You, Man$7,722,585-39%2,829112$2,730$49,157,2463Paramount / DreamWorks
6Adventureland$5,722,149--1,862--$3,073$5,722,1491Miramax
7Duplicity$4,173,634-46%2,522-57$1,655$32,248,9803Universal
8Race to Witch Mountain$3,212,840-45%2,825-443$1,137$58,249,2614Disney
912 Rounds$2,261,770-58%2,3310$970$8,983,2732Fox
10Taken$1,544,969-43%1,355-606$1,140$139,408,49410Fox