Box Office: Focus Zooms Past Fifty Shades

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Focus debuted this weekend and cracked the whip on the two-week reign of Fifty Shades of Grey at the box office. Will Smith’s con artist-themed film brought in $19.1 million to take the top spot of earners. Critics gave Focus a 56% on Rotten Tomatoes and audiences offered a B CinemaScore.

Note: Numbers include Sunday estimates and are three-day estimates. A studio recoups 55% of a film’s grosses on average, meaning it needs to approximately double its budget to be profitable during its theatrical run.

BOX OFFICE TOP TEN (Three-Day Numbers)
1. Focus – $19.1 million ($19.1 million total)
2. Kingsman: The Secret Service – $11.8 million ($85.7 million total)
3. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water – $11.2 million ($140.3 million total)
4. Fifty Shades of Grey – $10.9 million ($147.8 million total)
5. The Lazarus Effect – $10.6 million ($10.6 million total)
6. McFarland, USA – $7.8 million ($22 million total)
7. American Sniper – $7.7 million ($331.1 million total)
8. The DUFF – $7.2 million ($20.1 million total)
9. Still Alice – $2.7 million ($12 million total)
10. Hot Tub Time Machine 2 – $2.4 million ($10.3 million total)