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.
|#||Title||Sat, Dec. 17 2005||Locations||Avg.||Total||Wks.||Dist.|
|1||King Kong (2005)||$20,105,653||39%||3,568||--||$5,635||$50,624,928||1||Universal|
|2||The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe||$13,003,293||44%||3,680||64||$3,534||$103,344,366||2||Disney|
|3||The Family Stone||$4,916,151||22%||2,466||--||$1,994||$8,950,092||1||Fox|
|4||Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire||$2,518,247||68%||3,185||-543||$791||$250,665,741||5||Warner Bros.|
|6||Walk the Line||$1,579,177||51%||2,664||-370||$593||$81,543,270||5||Fox|
|7||Yours, Mine and Ours (2005)||$1,547,528||61%||2,723||-487||$568||$44,198,313||4||Paramount|
|8||Just Friends||$813,928||15%||1,882||-582||$432||$29,024,863||4||New Line|
|10||Pride & Prejudice (2005)||$640,322||33%||1,141||-194||$561||$28,707,772||6||Focus|