Box Office: Focus Takes Down 50 Shades of Grey

Box Office: Focus Takes Down 50 Shades of Grey

Will Smith's heist flick comes in first place.

Published March 2, 2015

The king of the box office is back on this throne. Will Smith scored a much-needed number one hit with Focus. The film debuted to $19.1 million and managed to take down Fifty Shades of Grey from the top spot. Despite climbing to first place, Focus — the A-lister's first film since the 2013 disaster After Earth -- still marked one of the lowest openings of Smith's career.

Coming in second place was Kingsman: The Secret Service, starring Colin Firth and Samuel L. Jackson, which brought in $11.8 million for a domestic total of $85.7 million. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water took the third spot with an additional $11.2 million.

Rounding out the top five were Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson's Fifty Shades of Grey and horror-thriller The Lazarus Effect, which earned $10.9 million and $10.6 million, respectively.

Next week, Neill Blomkamp's Chappie goes up against Vince Vaughn and Dave Franco in the workplace comedy Unfinished Business.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz

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