'Focus' Wins The Weekend Box Office & Knocks 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' To Fourth Place
If you feel like it's been awhile since you've seen Will Smith headlining a movie, you're right. The last time he loaned his star power to a film was 2013's After Earth, which he co-starred in with son (and notorious Jaden Smith. Now, though, he's making a comeback in Focus, a movie where Smith plays a con-artist alongside Margot Robbie, and it definitely seems like he still has it. The movie may not have gotten great reviews, but there's no stopping Smith. According to USA Today, Focus is number one at the box office this weekend, raking in a total of $19.1 million. No, it doesn't compare to Fifty Shades of Grey's $85 million opening weekend a few weeks ago over Valentine's Day, but for what was overall a slow weekend at the movies? It's not too terrible!
Speaking of Fifty, the movie is now taking up fourth place — making $10.9 million — after two consecutive weeks at number one, although it remains number one in the rest of the world, but of course, is this actually surprising considering the movie is the start of a major franchise? In second place was Kingsman: The Secret Service, and in third was The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water. Yup, a talking sponge is now making more money than Fifty Shades of Grey.What a world we live in!
Is it just me, or have movie offerings been particularly lackluster in 2015 so far? I'm holding out for Disney's live action take on Cinderella.With only two more weeks to go before its release and the power of the Frozen sequel short that airs before it, I couldn't possibly be more excited to fork over some cash for ridiculously overpriced tickets and popcorn. Is it March 13 yet?