Grosses

'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 Tue, Aug. 19 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 19 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tropic Thunder$3,527,208-2%3,319--$1,063$43,963,9251Paramount / DreamWorks
2The Dark Knight$2,148,8262%3,590-435$599$475,350,1455Warner Bros.
3Pineapple Express$1,579,0211%3,0720$514$65,880,0922Sony / Columbia
4Star Wars: The Clone Wars$1,338,154-2%3,452--$388$17,315,4811Warner Bros.
5Mamma Mia!$1,148,86324%2,771-423$415$118,090,0555Universal
6Mirrors$1,128,855-4%2,664--$424$13,462,1341Fox
7The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2$1,006,36313%2,7147$371$33,905,3532Warner Bros.
8The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor$992,4247%3,363-415$295$88,162,4993Universal
9Step Brothers$721,8644%2,648-534$273$92,104,9684Sony / Columbia
10Journey to the Center of the Earth$537,85325%1,405-565$383$88,976,2006Warner Bros. / New Line