'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.

Early Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Jul. 26 - Sun, Jul. 28

Wide (1000+)

1The Wolverine$54,000,000--3,924--$13,761$54,000,0001Fox
2The Conjuring$24,000,000-43%3,022119$7,942$85,736,6282Warner Bros. / New Line
3Despicable Me 2$16,300,000-35%3,476-344$4,689$306,688,5854Universal
4Turbo$13,500,000-37%3,8093$3,544$55,942,9982Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5Grown Ups 2$11,300,000-43%3,258-233$3,468$101,463,7713Sony / Columbia
6Red 2$8,800,000-51%3,0160$2,918$34,474,3562Lionsgate / Summit
7Pacific Rim$7,400,000-54%2,602-683$2,844$83,886,1043Warner Bros.
8The Heat$6,800,000-27%2,384-305$2,852$141,194,7445Fox
10Fruitvale Station$4,500,000509%1,0641030$4,229$6,182,3163Weinstein Company
11Monsters University$2,750,000-46%1,470-716$1,871$255,362,1886Disney
12World War Z$2,700,000-48%1,440-626$1,875$192,559,5466Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

1The Way, Way Back$3,300,00050%886582$3,725$8,931,4414Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

No records.