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“Focus” falls below expectations (Box Office Results 2/27-3/1/15)

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After disappointing box office results for After Earth, it seemed more important than ever for Will Smith to come back to the big screen with a hit. However, that doesn’t appear to be happening with Focus. Results coming in this weekend show that the film opened to about $19.1 million, down from the projected $20-$21 million.

With only $19.1 million, Focus falls behind The Pursuit of Happyness ($26.5) and Enemy of the State ($20 million), as one of Smith’s lowest grossing films to date. A few of the only ones that debuted lower were Seven Pounds ($14.8 million) and Ali ($14.7 million).

The other big opening flick, the horror film The Lazarus Effect, starring Olivia Wilde, debuted to $10.6 million. Elsewhere, Kingsman held on to the 2nd place spot, bringing in $11.7 million, bringing the film’s three week total to $85 million. SpongeBob brought in another $11.2 million for a $140 million four week total. Fifty Shades continues to drop, nabbing $10.9 in week three for $147 million.

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