#BOXOFFICE: “FOCUS” SHOWS DETERMINATION WITH DEBUT AT #1
FOCUS puts a stop to FIFTY SHADES OF GREY‘s two-week reign with a solid debut, opening with $19.1 million for Warner Bros. from 3,323 theatres. Will Smith certainly maintains his bankability as a Star, topping the Box Office once again after a number one opening in 2012 also with Men in Black 3. Critics gave the Romantic Comedy-Action mixed reviews with a 56% on the Tomatometer and Audiences gave it a B CinemaScore.
KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE lands in second once again with $11.7 million for 20th Century Fox. In three weeks, it has grossed $85 million domestically.
THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER in its fourth week, finds itself in third with $11.2 million. In its domestic run, it has made $140 million for Paramount Pictures.
FIFTY SHADES OF GREY slips to fourth spot with $10.9 million in its third week. The former two-week Box Office Champ is approaching the $150 million mark in earnings.
THE LAZARUS EFFECT debuts in fifth with $10.6 million for Relativity Media/D Films. The Horror starring Olivia Wilde was received harshly by Critics with 12% on the Tomatometer and a C- CinemaScore from Audiences.
AMERICAN SNIPER continues to perform exceedingly-well in seventh this weekend with $7.7 million for Warner Bros. To-date, it has grossed $330 million in its North American run.
STILL ALICE gets a post-Oscar boost with Julianne Moore‘s win last weekend, in ninth with $2.6 million for Sony Pictures Classics/Mongrel Media. The Alzheimers Drama cracks the Top Ten finally after seven weeks of release.
HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2 rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.4 million for Paramount Pictures, with a total of $10 million in two weeks out.