'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, Nov. 2 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Nov. 2 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Santa Clause 2$12,917,30972%3,350--$3,856$20,427,8361Disney
2The Ring$7,974,01238%2,808174$2,840$60,195,1543DreamWorks
3I Spy$5,572,56936%3,182--$1,751$9,680,0131Sony / Columbia
4jackass: the movie$5,403,94728%2,53021$2,136$39,032,4182Paramount
5Ghost Ship$2,959,30848%2,7870$1,062$19,652,3622Warner Bros.
6My Big Fat Greek Wedding$2,700,79569%1,97710$1,366$170,508,25729IFC Films
7Sweet Home Alabama$2,166,09656%2,441-741$887$112,400,4926Disney
8Punch-Drunk Love$1,804,73639%1,252771$1,441$9,962,2484Sony / Columbia
9Red Dragon$1,266,59557%1,949-937$650$88,391,3925Universal
10Tuck Everlasting$643,62546%1,237-223$520$15,702,6074Disney