Call it a comeback…
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.
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.