Grosses

'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.

Daily Domestic Gross Mon, Sep. 6 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Sep. 6 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hero (2002)$2,707,059-16%2,09261$1,294$35,237,1652Miramax
2The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement$1,984,707-1%3,139-192$632$85,500,5494Disney
3Without a Paddle$1,927,408-26%2,75626$699$39,854,7563Paramount
4Paparazzi$1,708,015-21%2,115--$808$7,854,8201Fox
5Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid$1,586,500-29%2,9050$546$23,860,9192Sony / Screen Gems
6Collateral$1,469,137-25%2,348-380$626$88,900,3375DreamWorks
7Vanity Fair$1,435,437-14%1,051--$1,366$7,408,8571Focus
8Wicker Park$1,352,804-26%2,598--$521$6,820,9431MGM
9The Cookout$1,218,661-18%1,303--$935$6,220,8691Lionsgate
10The Bourne Supremacy$1,201,614-24%1,717-362$700$164,764,2047Universal