Will Smith Tops Box Office With ‘Focus’

Published: Monday 2nd Mar 2015 by Sam
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Call it a comeback…

Maybe.

Will Smith is back atop of the US box office this week, after new movie ‘Focus’ bested the competition and debuted at #1. However for some critics, the film’s performance doesn’t mean Smith’s career is out of the woods just yet.

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The sleek crime-comedy, which is co-headlined with Margot Robbie, grossed $19.1 million in its opening weekend.

Though enough to help the flick knock ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ off the top spot, the fact it generated less than $20 million is a cause for concern among some sects.

Billed as a comeback of sorts for Smith following the poor performance of 2013’s Sci-Fi disaster ‘After Earth’ (which co-starred the star’s son, Jaden), expectations had been higher for ‘Focus’.

Still, from where we’re standing, a #1 is a #1. As long as the film breaks even and makes an eventual profit (which we’re sure it will given the international push) it shouldn’t be deemed a disappointment. And even if it falls short of projections, it’s imperative to remember that not every comeback is without speed bumps.

As for the movie itself, we thoroughly enjoyed. It meshes action, romance, and drama in a refreshingly compelling way.

By no means resting on the outcome of ‘Focus’, Smith is already in pre-production for DC’s much anticipated ‘Suicide Squad’ movie, which he’s starring in alongside Viola Davis and Robbie.

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  1. TheElusiveLamb March 2, 2015

    Congrats Will.

  2. Lmfao_Hoe March 2, 2015

    The movie is great, everyone should go see it. It’ll leave you on the edge of your seat.

  3. FutureCIARA March 2, 2015

    SLAY!, Glad he got over his Flop era!

  4. pat March 2, 2015

    borderline flop….NO SHADE… films targeted at black audiences only with much smaller budgets have been doing much bigger numbers

  5. JOHNVIDAL March 2, 2015

    The only thing I don´t like so far about Suicide Squad is that Will Smith is in it. Don´t like him much compared to the talent already involved in that film and a few other comic book films.
    And yeah most experts are saying this film actually underperformed this weekend.

  6. Edna March 4, 2015

    Stop it! Love Will Smith to death but this movie flopped hard. Will brings in 35-40 mil average on an opening weekend… 19 is Kevin Hart’s numbers.

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