Italy Box Office: 'Focus' Debuts on Top

'Focus'

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.

 

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