Grosses

'Focus' Lands $6.47M Opening Day; 'The Lazarus Effect' Nets $3.8MFebruary 28, 2015 02:35 AM

by BoxOffice Staff

Warner Bros. reports that Focus earned an estimated $6.47 million for its opening day, easily taking first place on Friday. The Will Smith-Margot Robbie con artist flick debuted just under Limitless' $6.6 million first day back in 2011. Unfortunately, early word of mouth appears very mixed as the film received a "B" CinemaScore and sits at a 66 percent user rating on Rotten Tomatoes this morning (where critics disapprove even more at 56 percent). Still, the film's adult-skewing appeal could balance out some of the early complaints about the film throughout the weekend. BoxOffice is projecting an opening frame of $18.5 million.

Relativity's The Lazarus Effect debuted to $3.8 million on Friday as it claimed second place for the day, nearly 24 percent lower than last year's Oculus. The horror pic's early buzz isn't heading in the right direction, though: only 33 percent of Rotten Tomatoes users approve of the film so far, while critics have given it an even lower 14 percent. Given the natural tendency for horror pics to drop off quickly, expect the same here. BoxOffice projects a $9.2 million opening weekend.

Fifty Shades of Grey slid into third place yesterday with $3.5 million, down another 56.5 percent from last Friday. The erotic drama has taken in $140.3 million domestically through 15 days of release, putting it 8 percent ahead of the original Twilight. BoxOffice projects a $9.9 million third weekend.

Fox's Kingsman: The Secret Service continues to display strong holding power as it eased 41 percent from last Friday to $3.12 million in fourth place. The graphic novel adaptation has earned an impressive $77.1 million domestically to date, putting it 1 percent ahead of Daredevil and 31 percent ahead of Jumper through their same release points. Kingsman will also surpass the latter film's final domestic gross of $80.2 million over the weekend. Look for a weekend total around $10.8 million.

Filling out the top five yesterday was The DUFF, down just 50 percent from opening day last week to $2.14 million. The sleeper hit's 8-day total stands at just over $15 million, putting it 15 percent ahead of the pace of That Awkward Moment. BoxOffice projects a $6.5 million weekend.

Three well-received holdovers fought for space just outside the top five yesterday. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water dropped 47.5 percent to $2.11 million, giving it a strong $131.2 total thus far and setting it on course for an $8.9 million frame.

McFarland, USA was off just 45 percent from opening day last week to $1.99 million, bringing its 8-day total to $16.2 million (in line with Draft Day's $15.8 million sum through the same point) as the latest Kevin Costner sports drama eyes a $6.8 million sophomore frame.

Meanwhile, American Sniper added another $1.9 million (off just 30 percent from last Friday), giving it $325.3 million in all domestically. The blockbuster flick should land around $7 million this weekend, and is currently on pace to surpass The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 by next weekend to officially become 2014's highest grossing release.

Check BoxOffice on Sunday for official weekend estimates from the studios.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Jun. 27 - Sun, Jun. 29

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Age of Extinction$100,038,390--4,233--$23,633$100,038,3901Paramount
222 Jump Street$15,842,375-42%3,426120$4,624$140,279,2673Sony / Columbia
3How to Train Your Dragon 2$13,237,697-46%3,750-518$3,530$121,952,2293Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4Think Like a Man Too$10,316,397-65%2,2250$4,637$48,084,7572Sony / Screen Gems
5Maleficent$8,376,674-35%3,073-377$2,726$202,010,0645Disney
6Jersey Boys$7,712,264-42%2,9050$2,655$27,444,7502Warner Bros.
7Edge of Tomorrow$5,404,290-45%2,535-677$2,132$84,348,9224Warner Bros.
8The Fault in Our Stars$5,130,777-40%2,845-495$1,803$109,875,7954Fox
9X-Men: Days of Future Past$3,321,427-46%2,014-667$1,649$223,414,8996Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$1,657,391-3%801-160$2,069$19,413,4408Open Road
2Godzilla (2014)$935,038-50%750-615$1,247$197,020,1387Warner Bros.
3Neighbors (2014)$785,770-43%510-523$1,541$147,241,1558Universal
4Blended$593,070-41%475-367$1,249$43,545,8596Warner Bros.
5A Million Ways to Die in the West$562,975-65%483-934$1,166$41,721,9305Universal
6Obvious Child$549,878124%196141$2,806$1,279,5084A24
7Rio 2$443,1997%32212$1,376$128,146,33312Fox
8Ek Villain$414,116--104--$3,982$414,1161Eros International
9Captain America: The Winter Soldier$403,920105%28197$1,437$257,225,89713Disney
10The Amazing Spider-Man 2$322,430-49%274-160$1,177$200,185,5119Sony / Columbia
11Million Dollar Arm$300,252-44%273-171$1,100$35,012,4187Disney
12Ida (2014)$264,794-1%132-1$2,006$2,488,6579Music Box Films
13Belle$255,293-20%175-69$1,459$9,655,4859Fox Searchlight
14The Grand Seduction$238,614-1%119-5$2,005$2,164,2845eOne Films US
15Heaven is for Real$236,59132%21110$1,121$90,175,14111Sony / TriStar
16Divergent$195,788-28%210-79$932$150,544,46415Lionsgate / Summit
17The Other Woman (2014)$161,818-25%195-36$830$83,403,92510Fox
18The LEGO Movie$146,534-15%33520$437$257,000,26021Warner Bros.
19Words and Pictures$136,262-37%105-70$1,298$1,731,6246Roadside Attractions
20The Rover$96,083-80%247-361$389$975,3903A24
21Moms' Night Out$83,74571%11767$716$10,276,5268Sony / TriStar
22Mr. Peabody & Sherman$79,885-27%141-38$567$111,017,44517Fox / DreamWorks Animation
23The Signal (2014)$69,811-53%180-24$388$556,0993Focus

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Snowpiercer$171,187--8--$21,398$171,1871RADiUS-TWC
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$144,56712%410$3,526$3,546,21513Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Begin Again$134,064--5--$26,813$134,0641Weinstein Company
4The Grand Budapest Hotel$119,673-10%90-22$1,330$58,550,01417Fox Searchlight
5Third Person$74,53592%1813$4,141$130,2652Sony Pictures Classics
6The Immigrant$68,510-23%61-49$1,123$1,984,7437Weinstein Company
7The Breakup Guru$62,717--12--$5,226$62,7171China Lion Film
8God's Not Dead$60,010-35%90-22$667$60,605,10415Freestyle / Pure Flix
9Brick Mansions$53,43166%31-29$1,724$20,358,68710Relativity Media
10Journey to the South Pacific$53,2358%181$2,958$3,431,06831IMAX / MacGillivray Freeman
11Hubble 3D$45,510-11%220$2,069$44,811,002224Warner Bros. / IMAX
12America (2014)$38,608--3--$12,869$38,6081Lionsgate
13Le Chef$35,523215%1918$1,870$55,2762Cohen Media Group
14Muppets Most Wanted$30,443-22%67-49$454$51,132,82015Disney
15Citizen Koch$28,686--24--$1,195$109,4274Variance Films
16Bears$26,054-55%72-42$362$17,713,53911Disneynature
17Venus in Fur$24,9561%108$2,496$65,5872IFC Films
18Fading Gigolo$24,535-19%24-7$1,022$3,713,94211Millennium Entertainment
19Fed Up$24,280-14%32-15$759$1,454,2558RADiUS-TWC
20Yves Saint Laurent$24,207--2--$12,104$35,8611Weinstein Company
21Jerusalem 3D$24,1447%141$1,725$4,559,63641National Geographic
22Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$24,096-46%31-15$777$175,8034RADiUS-TWC
23Under the Electric Sky$23,560--9--$2,618$169,2985Focus
24A Coffee in Berlin$23,50193%104$2,350$52,4503Music Box Films
25Code Black$21,905247%21$10,953$32,7592Long Shot Factory
26The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz$21,705--12--$1,809$21,7051FilmBuff / Participant
27Ivory Tower$20,635-1%123$1,720$77,6503IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
28Only Lovers Left Alive$19,596-1%22-1$891$1,731,53412Sony Pictures Classics
2950 to 1$17,017-18%120$1,418$770,03915Ten Furlongs
30The Railway Man$16,549-53%38-46$436$4,407,45812Weinstein Company
31Night Moves$15,3778%14-16$1,098$223,6845Cinedigm
32Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger$14,287--3--$4,762$14,2871Magnolia Pictures
33Alone Yet Not Alone$14,016-83%20-60$701$883,59840Enthuse Entertainment
34Under the Skin (2014)$12,54748%14-2$896$2,519,75013A24
35The Lunchbox$12,339-44%16-10$771$4,161,44118Sony Pictures Classics
36Locke$11,54733%15-3$770$1,296,45210A24
37Chinese Puzzle$11,41228%143$815$310,0767Cohen Media Group
38A Summer's Tale (2014 re-issue)$11,351-12%20$5,676$33,3162Big World Pictures
39Hellion$10,50556%85$1,313$29,7463IFC Films
40The Last Sentence$9,97111%64$1,662$24,1482Music Box Films
41Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$9,802-73%21-31$467$8,433,8628Clarius Entertainment
42We Are the Best!$7,536-49%19-4$397$147,3155Magnolia Pictures
43Finding Vivian Maier$7,346-8%10-1$735$1,455,76214IFC Films
44Under the Sea 3D$7,011-25%70$1,002$34,703,419281Warner Bros. / IMAX
45Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia$6,743-8%6-3$1,124$117,9586IFC Films
46Radio Free Albemuth$5,553--10--$555$5,5531Freestyle Releasing
47Redwood Highway$5,3029%7-1$757$109,97112Monterey Media
48Frozen (2013)$5,181-41%14-9$370$400,716,69832Disney
49Ilo Ilo$5,029--2--$2,515$46,54113Film Movement
50Cold in July$4,686-66%8-10$586$409,9156IFC Films
51Siddharth$4,564--1--$4,564$4,5641Zeitgeist Films
52The Double (2014)$4,511-36%9-5$501$162,3228Magnolia Pictures
53Jodorowsky's Dune$4,17453%73$596$635,25915Sony Pictures Classics
54In Bloom$3,238--2--$1,619$55,70725Big World Pictures
55Nothing Bad Can Happen$2,853--4--$713$2,8531Drafthouse Films
56Ai Weiwei The Fake Case$2,72749%72$390$37,7557International Film Circuit
57Borgman$2,635-77%4-9$659$39,5824Drafthouse Films
58Le Week-End$2,442-28%3-2$814$2,223,38016Music Box Films
59Lucky Them$2,274-35%6-3$379$28,5385IFC Films
60The Amazing Catfish$2,134-29%31$711$8,5743Strand Releasing
61The Pleasures of Being Out of Step$1,662--1--$1,662$6,6177First Run Features
62To the Arctic 3D$1,496-72%2-1$748$14,141,127115Warner Bros. / IMAX
63Particle Fever$1,226-51%21$613$869,83817Abramorama / Bond 360
64Filth$1,205-42%3-1$402$30,6265Magnolia / Magnet
65Evergreen: The Road to Legalization$9492057%10$949$1,3503First Run Features
66Je T'aime Je T'aime (2014 re-issue)$947142%21$474$60,37920Film Desk / Bleeding Light Film
67For No Good Reason$877-10%51$175$61,66210Sony Pictures Classics
68Jackpot$806--2--$403$8061Doppelgänger Releasing
69Test$797--2--$399$18,1724Variance Films
70The Hornet's Nest$717-76%2-1$359$306,9478Freestyle Releasing
71Manakamana$680386%10$680$23,49911Cinema Guild
72Bicycling with Molière$642-50%20$321$54,72910Strand Releasing
73Half of a Yellow Sun$562-88%41$141$37,1267Monterey Media
74The Sacrament$468-64%2-3$234$9,0394Magnolia / Magnet
75The Unknown Known$425-11%1-1$425$276,38113RADiUS-TWC
76Deep Sea 3D$3188%42$80$46,067,438435Warner Bros. / IMAX
77The Jewish Cardinal$162--1--$162$130,04025Film Movement
78Born to Be Wild 3D$94-94%6-5$16$23,419,618169Warner Bros. / IMAX