Long Range Forecast: 'Focus'

Featured Stories - on January 04, 2015 by BoxOffice Staff

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This February, Will Smith and rising star Margot Robbie team up for Focus, a story about two grifters who get tangled up romantically. Will the Warner Bros. connect in a major way or will it be overshadowed by other February releases?

Focus
(Warner Bros.)

PROS:

- Never count Will Smith out. He remains one of the most recognizable stars on the planet.
- Margot Robbie's drawing power could be significant after her scene-stealing supporting turn in The Wolf of Wall Street.
- This could be a no-brainer for date-night crowds.

CONS:

- Early February is full of very strong titles that could easily steal Focus' thunder.
- Con artist movies have a spotty track record at the box office.

Check out our predictions for this film and others in the table below.

Title First Weekend of Wide Release Distributor Opening Weekend (Wide) Cumulative
The Lazarus Effect Feb 27, 2015 Relativity Media
$7,000,000 $16,000,000
Little Boy Feb 27, 2015 Open Road
$7,500,000 $22,000,000
Focus Feb 27, 2015 Warner Bros.
$20,000,000 $61,000,000
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Feb 20, 2015 Paramount
$11,000,000 $28,000,000
McFarland, USA Feb 20, 2015 Disney
$12,000,000 $37,000,000
The DUFF Feb 20, 2015 Lionsgate / CBS Films
$6,000,000 $15,000,000
Fifty Shades of Grey Feb 13, 2015 Universal / Focus
$61,000,000** $148,000,000
Kingsman: The Secret Service Feb 13, 2015 Fox
$23,000,000** $60,000,000
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Feb 6, 2015 Paramount
$31,000,000 $105,000,000
Seventh Son Feb 6, 2015 Universal
$8,000,000 $19,000,000
Jupiter Ascending Feb 6, 2015 Warner Bros.
$20,000,000 $53,000,000
Project Almanac Jan 30, 2015 Paramount
$16,000,000 $41,000,000
Black or White Jan 30, 2015 Relativity Media
$7,000,000 $20,000,000
Mortdecai Jan 23, 2015 Lionsgate
$10,000,000 $26,000,000
The Boy Next Door Jan 23, 2015 Universal
$8,000,000 $21,000,000
Strange Magic Jan 23, 2015 Disney
$9,000,000 $24,000,000
The Wedding Ringer Jan 16, 2015 Sony / Screen Gems
$32,000,000** $81,000,000
Paddington Jan 16, 2015 Weinstein / Dimension
$25,000,000** $75,000,000
Blackhat Jan 16, 2015 Universal
$15,000,000** $40,000,000
American Sniper Jan 16, 2015 Warner Bros.
$31,000,000** $88,000,000
Selma Jan 9, 2015 Paramount
$20,000,000 $100,000,000
Taken 3 Jan 9, 2015 Fox
$29,000,000 $80,000,000

**4-day weekend
*3-day weekend 

Phil Contrino, Daniel Garris and Shawn Robbins contributed to this report. 

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