Weekend Box Office: Will Smith’s ‘Focus’ Falls, ‘Fifty Shades’ Soars Overseas

March 8, 2015 - Fifty Shades of Grey

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Focus took a bit of a decrease in a second frame, earning $10.02m second weekend (-46%) and $34.75m ten-day total. we wish we had improved news for a rock-solid Will Smith/Margot Robbie star vehicle, though it looks like Warner Bros./Time Warner Time Warner Inc. will have to wait for abroad flesh to save a day. Still, it will during slightest tip $60m domestic, definition it will during slightest finish adult improved than After Earth and Seven Pounds in America, for what that’s worth. Jupiter Ascending earned $1.15m (-46%) this weekend for a new domestic cume of $45.054m. The “good” news is that it’s already fundamentally doubled a domestic take overseas, with $81m abroad streamer into a weekend for a $125m worldwide cume.

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In improved Warner Bros. news, American Sniper dropped usually 39% this weekend to acquire another $4.5m to move a sum to $337.2m, so apropos a biggest domestic box box bureau champion of 2014. Kingsman: The Secret Service earned $8.33 million for 20th Century Fox Fox this weekend (-30%), bringing a cume to $98.03m domestic and $249m worldwide for a $81m Colin Firth/Samuel L. Jackson 007 homage. Paramount/Viacom’s Viacom’s The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water earned $7 million this weekend for a cume $148.93m domestic.

Fifty Shades of Grey earned $5.6m this weekend (-50%) for a new domestic cume of $156.4m. The Universal/Comcast Corp. film has warranted $527.7m worldwide as of today, so a fact that it’s roughly finished domestically is beside a indicate during this theatre of a release. Kevin Costner’s McFarland, USA has had plain legs, earning $5.32 million (-31%) for a $29.43m cume. Once it tops a $30.6m cume of 3 Days to Kill, it will be Costner’s biggest star car since The Guardian ($55m, with Ashton Kutcher) in 2006. Lions Gate Entertainment has had a inexpensive and leggy strike with The DUFF. The Mae Whitman/Bella Thorne teen comedy (produced by CBS Films and distributed by Lionsgate) warranted another $4.85 million on a third weekend (-29%) for a plain $26.1m cume for a $8m comedy. The Lazarus Effect didn’t utterly dump like a stone. The cheapo Mark Duplass/Olivia Wilde fear pretension warranted $5.1m this weekend (-50%) for and $17.4m domestic cume. Hot Tub Time Machine 2 earned usually $540k on 900 screens for a unhappy cume of $11.815m, or reduction than a $14m that a strange film non-stop with behind in 2010.

Yesterday was a 50th anniversary of a Selma impetus that resulted in a thoroughfare of a Voting Rights Act in 1965, so it is a small mocking that Selma is usually in 270 theaters given weekend, creation it tough to indeed find out a film for a arise it commemorates. Nonetheless, Selma earned $370k this weekend for a new cume of $50.964m. Project Almanac was conjunction a next Butterfly Effect or a next Chronicle, as it has warranted usually $22.1m domestic after several weeks of recover and warranted usually $145k this weekend.

Still Alice should acquire around $1.6m for a weekend (-40%) for a $14.7m cume while Birdman will expected sum $668k (-65%) for a weekend for a $41.5m cume. The Theory of Everything earned another $257k (-59%) for a $35.4m domestic cume and $114m worldwide haul. Finally, Big Hero 6 has warranted $604m worldwide, topping Tangled ($592m) and apropos Walt Disney’s biggest non-Pixar worldwide strike after The Lion King and Frozen.

That’s it for this weekend. Join me subsequent weekend for a sure-to-be outrageous entrance of Walt Disney’s Cinderella and a entrance of Liam Neeson’s Run All Night. In a meantime, greatfully suffer this Rentak top-ten list:

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