'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. 23 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Nov. 23 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Die Another Day$19,045,52615%3,314--$5,747$35,664,7121MGM
2Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$18,706,05370%3,6820$5,080$135,846,5692Warner Bros.
3Friday After Next$5,200,43018%1,616--$3,218$9,600,6751New Line
4The Santa Clause 2$4,815,07098%3,251-95$1,481$91,976,4024Disney
58 Mile$3,761,77934%2,58589$1,455$95,539,7653Universal
6The Ring$3,354,73232%2,628-254$1,277$109,172,4386DreamWorks
7My Big Fat Greek Wedding$1,650,51253%1,585-227$1,041$190,196,20032IFC Films
8Half Past Dead$1,402,21538%2,1130$664$11,796,1752Sony / Columbia
9jackass: the movie$713,79540%1,522-891$469$61,665,1015Paramount
10I Spy$480,37841%1,535-1076$313$32,421,9974Sony / Columbia