Heist thriller 'Focus' beats 50 Shades at US box office

Heist thriller 'Focus' beats 50 Shades at US box office

Postby ntscuser » Sun Mar 01, 2015 2:38 pm

Focus has won the US box office in its debut weekend at cinemas.



The Will Smith-Margot Robbie heist thriller earned $19.1 million, ending Fifty Shades of Grey's two-week run in the top spot.

Fifty Shades fell to fourth place with $10.9 million, adding to its total earnings of $147.7 million. The erotic adaptation stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, who hosted Saturday Night Live last night.

Colin Firth's Kingsman: The Secret Service and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water are unchanged from last week.

Kingsman holds second place with $11.8 million and total earnings of $85.6 million, followed by The SpongeBob Movie in third place with $11.2 million and total earnings of $140 million.

The only other new release this weekend was Olivia Wilde's thriller The Lazarus Effect, landing in fifth place with $10.6 million. McFarland, USA slips to sixth place.

Still Alice, starring this year's Oscar winner Julianne Moore, moves up two to ninth place, with $2.6 million and total earnings of $11.9 million.

Clint Eastwood's Oscar-nominated American Sniper this week drops one spot to seventh place, with weekend takings of $7.7 million and total earnings of $331.1 million.

The DUFF and Hot Tub Time Machine 2 make up the top ten.

The US weekend box office Top 10 for February 27-March 1 is as follows:
1. (-) Focus - $19,100,000
2. (2) Kingsman: The Secret Service - $11,750,000
3. (3) The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water - $11,200,000
4. (1) Fifty Shades of Grey - $10,927,000
5. (-) The Lazarus Effect - $10,600,000
6. (4) McFarland, USA - $7,797,000
7. (6) American Sniper - $7,700,000
8. (5) The DUFF - $7,150,000
9. (11) Still Alice - $2,695,000
10. (7) Hot Tub Time Machine 2 - $2,400,000
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