'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.

Weekly domestic gross

WeekTop 10 GrossChg. LW%Total GrossChg. LW% Top movie of the week
09 (Feb 27 - Mar 05)$102,354,117-24%$121,936,000-21%Focus (2015)
05 (Jan 30 - Feb 05)$105,952,245-38%$136,360,000-32%American Sniper
08 (Feb 20 - Feb 26)$133,887,251-49%$154,821,000-47%Fifty Shades of Grey
02 (Jan 09 - Jan 15)$134,822,729-15%$165,405,000-16%Taken 3
01 (Jan 02 - Jan 08)$158,779,270--$197,500,000--The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
06 (Feb 06 - Feb 12)$161,550,81852%$188,031,00038%The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
04 (Jan 23 - Jan 29)$171,072,263-35%$201,745,000-32%American Sniper
03 (Jan 16 - Jan 22)$262,550,54595%$297,290,00080%American Sniper
07 (Feb 13 - Feb 19)$264,466,42364%$291,073,00055%Fifty Shades of Grey