'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.

Daily Domestic Gross Sat, Mar. 2 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Mar. 2 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1We Were Soldiers$8,688,07342%3,143--$2,764$14,811,2691Paramount
240 Days and 40 Nights$4,770,6608%2,225--$2,144$9,174,4451Miramax
3John Q.$3,916,56764%2,456-49$1,595$49,442,4453New Line
4Return to Never Land$3,153,034145%2,618-8$1,204$33,266,5113Disney
6Queen of the Damned$2,530,30146%2,5110$1,008$22,271,1132Warner Bros.
7Big Fat Liar$2,311,065120%2,232-205$1,035$37,436,6994Universal
8A Beautiful Mind$2,167,96774%1,962-107$1,105$137,698,8529Universal
9Crossroads (2002)$1,832,00554%2,301-80$796$30,168,8463Paramount
10The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$1,521,19297%1,303-207$1,167$286,548,41011New Line