‘Focus’ is approaching to tip ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ ‘Lazarus Effect’
February 28, 2015 - Fifty Shades of Grey
LOS ANGELES – Christian Grey has some foe during a domestic box bureau this weekend.
Warner Bros.’ “Focus,” starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie, is approaching to pull Universal Pictures’ “Fifty Shades of Grey” out of a tip spot.
The R-rated regretful crime comedy, that cost about $50 million to make, could entrance to adult to $22 million in a United States and Canada, according to people informed with prerelease assembly surveys.
Meanwhile, “Fifty Shades of Grey,” that forsaken some-more than 70 percent in sheet sales in a second weekend, is approaching to supplement $11 million to $12 million. Its domestic transport to date is $133.3 million.
Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and formed on E.L. James’ amorous novel, “Fifty Shades of Grey” follows billionaire Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and his kind adore seductiveness Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson).
The film, that cost about $40 million to make, debuted to $94.4 million over a four-day Valentine’s Day/ Presidents Day weekend, creation headlines for a record-setting numbers and obscene storyline.
“Focus” outlines Smith’s lapse to a large shade after his “After Earth” flopped in Jun 2013. The $135 million Sony sci-fi flick, that co-starred Smith’s son Jaden, non-stop to a insignificant $27 million and went on to sum only $60.5 million domestically. It did good overseas, however, generating $183.3 million.
Written and destined by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (“Crazy, Stupid Love”), “Focus” follows a criminal artist named Nicky (Smith) who trains and eventually falls for Jess (Robbie). After they mangle up, 3 years later, they reunite in Buenos Aires while both are there to criminal a same billionaire.
Fandango, a nation’s largest online sheet company, pronounced Wednesday that a arriving film was heading sheet sales on a site. It is a best allege sheet sales for a Smith-led film given “Men in Black 3” in 2012.
Fellow visitor “The Lazarus Effect” is expected to launch with $12 million to $14 million. The low-budget fear film was co-produced by Blumhouse, a association behind a “Purge” franchise, and Mosaic, for only $5 million. Relativity Studios acquired it for $3.3 million.
The film follows a organisation of researchers led by Frank (Mark Duplass) and fiancee Zoe (Olivia Wilde) who learn how to move a passed behind to life. It is tracking good among 25-to-35-year-olds.
Meanwhile, uninformed off a Oscar wins, “Birdman” will take moody in 1,000 additional theaters.
Focus Features will hurl out “Maps to a Stars,” starring Julianne Moore and Robert Pattinson, in 50 theaters.
Also in singular release, Roadside Attractions will discharge fight play “ ‘71” and Radius-TWC will launch movement thriller “Everly.”