'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 Sun, Jun. 21 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jun. 21 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2The Proposal$8,278,835-34%3,056--$2,709$33,629,6151Disney
3The Hangover$7,946,496-24%3,545190$2,242$152,821,1333Warner Bros.
4Year One$4,687,377-28%3,022--$1,551$19,609,4721Sony / Columbia
5The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3$4,188,143-10%3,0773$1,361$44,068,1312Sony / Columbia
6Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$2,688,631-10%2,962-403$908$156,459,6195Fox
7Star Trek$2,286,77915%2,307-331$991$240,256,5777Paramount
8Land of the Lost$1,487,172-9%2,945-589$505$44,059,3733Universal
9Terminator Salvation$1,215,5341%1,920-730$633$119,731,5455Warner Bros.
10Imagine That$1,063,290-15%3,0113$353$11,540,6262Paramount