Italy Box Office: 'Focus' Debuts on Top
Will Smith's con artist film came and seduced Italian audiences.
Focus, starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie, debuted at the top of the Italian box office with $2 million, ending Fifty Shades of Grey's three-week reign. The romantic dark comedy seduced weekend audiences despite lukewarm reviews.
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water held strong at the No. 2 spot with $1.6 million after a strong debut weekend.
Fifty Shades of Grey dropped from No. 1 to No. 4, with $960,444 for the weekend. In its fourth week in release, it has now surpassed American Sniper as the highest-grossing film of the year in Italy with $20.9 million.
Both Fifty Shades and American Sniper ($20.6 million) have already beaten last year's top earner, Maleficent, which bodes well for the Italian market this year.
Birdman, still riding high on Oscar buzz, took the No. 7 spot with $640,107 after a rocky opening month in Italy.
Superfast, the spoof of Fast & Furious, came in at No. 8 with $437,990.
And Mortdecai, which debuted last week with a paltry $610,941, despite a massive ad campaign, failed to make the top 10 list in its second week.