'Focus' Scores $24.55M in Its First Week of ReleaseMarch 06, 2015 01:23 PM

by Daniel Garris

Warner's Focus grossed $1.20 million on Thursday to lead the daily box office for a seventh consecutive day. The romantic heist film starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie was down 6 percent from Wednesday and likely took a bit of a hit from losing IMAX screens to Sony's CHAPPiE on Thursday night. While it performed a bit below pre-release expectations, Focus was the week's top film with a seven-day start of $24.55 million. That was a lackluster 31 percent softer than the $35.39 million seven-day take of 2013's After Earth.

Fox's Kingsman: The Secret Service held steady in second place with $0.902 million. The Matthew Vaughn directed graphic novel adaptation starring Colin Firth was up 2 percent over Wednesday and down a solid 34 percent from last Thursday. Kingsman placed in second for the week with $15.78 million. That represented a 35 percent decline from the previous frame and brings the film's three-week total to a stronger than expected $89.73 million.

Fifty Shades of Grey took in $0.795 million to remain in third. Universal's successful erotic romantic drama was down 2 percent from Wednesday and down a sharp 56 percent from last Thursday. Fifty Shades of Grey finished in third for the week with $14.01 million. The film was down 53 percent from last week and has grossed a strong $150.84 million in three weeks of release.

Disney's McFarland, USA was up one spot and a healthy 25 percent over Wednesday to move into fourth on Thursday with $0.542 million. The well received sports drama starring Kevin Costner placed in sixth for the week with $9.92 million. That was down just 30 percent from the film's opening week performance and brings the film's two-week total to a very solid $24.11 million.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water was up one spot and 13 percent over Wednesday to round out Thursday's top five with $0.488 million. Paramount's successful 3D animated film took fourth place for the week with $12.87 million. The SpongeBob Movie was down a healthy 34 percent from last week and continues to exceed expectations with $141.99 million in four weeks.

The Lazarus Effect was down two spots from Wednesday to land in sixth with $0.465 million. The low-budget PG-13 rated horror film from Relativity increased 4 percent over Wednesday. The Lazarus Effect placed in fifth for the week with a seven-day start of $12.30 million. That was slightly below expectations and places the film 23 percent behind the $15.99 million seven-day take of last year's Oculus.

Warner's American Sniper placed in seventh with $0.457 million. The blockbuster Clint Eastwood directed film placed in seventh for the week with $9.29 million. American Sniper has grossed a massive $332.69 million, which leaves the film just $4.10 million away from surpassing the $336.79 million current gross of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 to become the highest grossing release of 2014 domestically.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Oct. 1 - Sun, Oct. 3

Wide (1000+)

1The Social Network$22,445,653--2,771--$8,100$22,445,6531Sony / Columbia
2Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$10,887,429-32%3,5750$3,045$30,079,2982Warner Bros.
3Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$10,002,578-47%3,59732$2,781$35,778,4292Fox
4The Town$9,749,332-38%2,93550$3,322$64,056,7523Warner Bros.
5Easy A$6,748,777-36%2,974118$2,269$42,176,9673Sony / Screen Gems
6You Again$5,722,566-32%2,5480$2,246$16,607,6332Disney
7Case 39$5,350,570--2,211--$2,420$5,350,5701Paramount Vantage
8Let Me In$5,147,479--2,021--$2,547$5,147,4791Relativity / Overture
10Alpha and Omega$2,924,868-38%2,303-322$1,270$18,949,4373Lionsgate
11Resident Evil: Afterlife$2,784,775-44%1,907-735$1,460$56,615,1004Sony / Screen Gems

Limited (100 — 999)

2Inception$904,208-27%625-282$1,447$288,405,37612Warner Bros.
3Takers$784,529-52%773-640$1,015$56,161,3476Sony / Screen Gems
4Catfish$590,17730%13679$4,340$1,621,3493Universal / Rogue
5Despicable Me$439,850-25%463-147$950$246,091,77013Universal
6The Other Guys$439,411-56%566-481$776$117,697,1209Sony / Columbia
7Eat Pray Love$319,970-55%398-457$804$79,710,0838Sony / Columbia
8Salt$288,116101%288102$1,000$117,562,73311Sony / Columbia
9Mao's Last Dancer$263,534-4%13715$1,924$3,420,3677Samuel Goldwyn
10Lottery Ticket$241,265-21%302-68$799$24,245,4057Warner Bros.
11The Expendables$231,662-59%410-442$565$102,516,7208Lionsgate
12Toy Story 3$229,502-27%235-67$977$411,412,42716Disney
13Nanny McPhee Returns$218,855-44%481-284$455$28,520,9607Universal
15The American$210,428-77%374-941$563$35,202,4715Focus
16Get Low$180,798-43%271-83$667$8,630,58610Sony Pictures Classics
17Dinner for Schmucks$165,760-36%261-62$635$72,810,23410Paramount / DreamWorks
18Grown Ups$162,326-31%230-35$706$161,645,86115Sony / Columbia
19Vampires Suck$146,818-31%261-154$563$36,365,3617Fox
20Chain Letter$138,788--406--$342$138,7881New Films International
21The Last Exorcism$124,000-64%307-400$404$40,990,0556Lionsgate
22Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$120,278-39%188-79$640$43,432,94510Warner Bros.
23The Sorcerer's Apprentice$116,727-36%170-57$687$62,910,31912Disney
24The Switch (2010)$98,190-67%242-269$406$27,422,3577Miramax
25Ramona and Beezus$81,331-27%161-30$505$25,972,32911Fox
26The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$69,272-44%141-83$491$300,412,21614Summit
27Scott Pilgrim vs. the World$69,015-56%120-113$575$31,494,2708Universal
28The Virginity Hit$48,623-84%434-266$112$535,2494Sony / Columbia
29Going the Distance (2010)$39,284-84%121-354$325$17,666,4235Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

1Anjaana Anjaani$517,608--91--$5,688$517,6081Eros
2Waiting for 'Superman'$408,873194%3430$12,026$601,6072Paramount Vantage
3You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger$215,13134%2923$7,418$501,6162Sony Pictures Classics
4Never Let Me Go$186,554-23%4317$4,338$723,8733Fox Searchlight
5Hubble 3D$124,087-22%58-3$2,139$16,160,40429Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Jack Goes Boating$99,62026%7942$1,261$271,2013Relativity / Overture
8Like Dandelion Dust$77,325-1%5328$1,459$171,8082Blue Collar Releasing
9Piranha 3D$65,84587%9529$693$24,899,7757Weinstein Company
11The Girl Who Played With Fire$54,559-36%78-33$699$7,408,46913Music Box
13Hatchet II$52,604--68--$774$52,6041Vitagraph
14Winter's Bone$44,851-21%72-7$623$6,122,29117Roadside Attractions
15Cairo Time$44,507-43%71-5$627$1,492,8089IFC
16The Kids Are All Right$43,714-48%64-43$683$20,731,80213Focus
18Under the Sea 3D$29,152-20%180$1,620$24,335,25786Warner Bros. / IMAX
19Enter the Void$25,144-42%63$4,191$96,5802IFC Films
20What If...$24,854-19%26-9$956$596,2287Five & Two Pictures
21The Tillman Story$24,338-40%270$901$633,3777Weinstein Company
23A Film Unfinished$21,777-23%160$1,361$212,7047Oscilloscope
24Step Up 3D$21,382-68%26-34$822$42,218,0919Disney
26The Concert$20,522-13%213$977$612,36511Weinstein Company
27I Am Love$17,808-32%18-7$989$4,918,23816Magnolia
28Mademoiselle Chambon$16,749-19%153$1,117$450,80919Lorber
29Last Train Home$16,379-19%90$1,820$126,5185Zeitgeist Films
30Fool for Love (2010)$16,368-10%81$2,046$134,4014Variance Films
31Flipped$15,517-79%35-71$443$1,739,1409Warner Bros.
32Kings of Pastry$14,790-25%51$2,958$75,3323First Run
33Animal Kingdom$14,117-50%32-13$441$899,4558Sony Pictures Classics
34Soul Kitchen$13,81831%239$601$237,2367IFC
36Lovely, Still$12,219-42%11-6$1,111$89,1274Monterey Media
37The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest$11,534-16%14-1$824$527,5979National Geographic
38I'm Still Here$11,508-64%19-20$606$386,5754Magnolia
39Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould$11,407-43%80$1,426$91,2474Lorber
40Knight and Day$10,287-60%17-28$605$76,418,65415Fox
41A Woman, a Gun, and a Noodle Shop$9,160-41%191$482$150,1845Sony Pictures Classics
42Lebanon$8,915-34%215$425$330,34251Sony Pictures Classics
43Metropolis (1927) (2010 re-issue)$7,91634%73$1,131$430,40122Kino International
44Leaves of Grass$7,750-48%60$1,292$56,7563First Look
45Deep Sea 3D$7,609-28%30$2,536$43,796,396240Warner Bros. / IMAX
46Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky$6,842-47%140$489$1,714,12817Sony Pictures Classics
47Restrepo$6,017-39%13-11$463$1,295,36915National Geographic
48The Extra Man$5,388-44%9-5$599$440,42710Magnolia
49Bran Nue Dae$5,255-82%13-42$404$110,0294Freestyle Releasing
50Mesrine: Killer Instinct$4,440-41%7-3$634$489,5936Music Box
51Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure$4,32139%20$2,161$23,311,750157National Geographic
52The Sicilian Girl$3,659-35%2-4$1,830$63,1179Music Box
53My Dog Tulip$3,570-52%2-1$1,785$67,2825New Yorker Films
54Exit Through the Gift Shop$3,421-49%2-2$1,711$3,270,17525Producers Distribution Agency
55GasLand$3,231-42%1-1$3,231$26,5083International WOW
56Mesrine: Public Enemy #1$3,206-42%70$458$230,0795Music Box
57The Freebie$3,015--1--$3,015$8,3003Phase 4 Films
58Cyrus$2,989-63%6-8$498$7,445,63016Fox Searchlight
61The Disappearance of Alice Creed$2,57596%31$858$161,3919Anchor Bay
62The Nature of Existence$2,542--1--$2,542$52,79916Walking Shadows
63The Secret in Their Eyes (2010)$2,497-41%6-3$416$6,387,37225Sony Pictures Classics
64Micmacs$2,306-43%9-4$256$1,248,46219Sony Classics
65Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him)?$2,26448%32$755$28,2004Lorber
66To the Sea$1,896--1--$1,896$41,06012Film Movement
67Wild Grass (Les Herbes Folles)$1,722-61%5-5$344$388,88215Sony Pictures Classics
68Countdown to Zero$1,6956%6-2$283$271,32311Magnolia
69Winnebago Man$1,334-75%5-2$267$171,86013Kino International
70Breathless (2010 re-issue)$1,298-64%1-4$1,298$319,02919Rialto
71The Cremaster Cycle (2010 re-issue)$1,295-63%1-1$1,295$120,30826International Film Circuit
72Ahead of Time$1,113-70%30$371$33,0244Vitagraph
73Please Give$958296%85$120$4,030,50423Sony Pictures Classics
74John Rabe$807-57%10$807$66,38720Strand
75Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?$801-87%43$200$23,6893Collective Eye
76Solitary Man$611-72%1-5$611$4,360,54820Anchor Bay
77The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)$544-82%4-6$136$10,068,26929Music Box
78Neshoba: The Price of Freedom$53654%10$536$18,7278First Run Features
79Army of Crime$532--1--$532$28,6227Lorber
80Altiplano$515171%10$515$2,7547First Run
81The Girl (2009)$486--1--$486$1,6843
82Enemies of the People$432-89%1-4$432$19,27510International Film Circuit
83The Temptation of St. Tony$421--1--$421$1,7273Olive Films
84Stonewall Uprising$383-57%1-1$383$123,15116First Run Features
85Mother and Child$337-66%1-1$337$1,108,93822Sony Pictures Classics
86Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno$333-83%10$333$19,47612Flicker Alley
87Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead$264-42%10$264$68,74818Indican Pictures
88Hideaway (2009)$238-64%0-2--$24,5924Strand
89Orlando (2010 re-issue)$16599%21$83$57,30511Sony Pictures Classics
90Dogtooth (Kynodontas)$110-52%10$110$56,76115Kino International
91A Mother's Courage: Talking Back to Autism$84-90%1-1$84$1,4902First Run
92Two in the Wave$50--1--$50$28,80820Lorber Films