HOLLYWOOD—Well Will Smith has returned to theaters. Smith who hasn’t had a movie hit the multiplex since 2013’s monumental failure “After Earth,” took the top spot this weekend with his caper-thriller “Focus.”
The movie did slightly underperform than what many expected. The flick also co-starring Margot Robbie took in around $19 million. Smith’s box-office power will be tested in the coming week to see if he can still sustain audiences.
The action-comedy “Kingsman: The Secret Service” continues to surprise audiences adding another $11.8 million to its tally. After three weeks in theaters the film is certain to cross the $100 million mark at the domestic box-office in the next week or so. Nabbing the #3 spot was the movie “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” with $11.2 million.
Falling to the #4 spot was “Fifty Shades of Grey” which is losing its fizzle with audiences quite quickly. After taking a major tumble last week, the movie fell more than 50 percent this weekend with only $10.9 million. Still it’s already grossed over $100 million ad the domestic box-office and is proving to be a hit overseas. Rounding out the top five was the horror flick “The Lazarus Effect” starring Olivia Wilde that took in $10.6 million.
This weekend looks to be another slow one as the only new releases include the Hugh Jackman robotic flick “Chappie,” the comedy “Unfinished Business” and “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.”