Focus claims second spot in weekend box office as The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel reigns supreme

Former Neighbours star Margot Robbie’s latest film Focus, which also stars Will Smith, has claimed the second spot on the weekend box office since premiering last Thursday.

The movie, which tells the story of accomplished con man Nicky Spurgeon taking an amateur con artist under his wing before the two become romantically involved, pulled in $2.619m over the weekend but were just pipped by The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel which made $2.631m to claim the top place on the box office rankings for the second week running.

Fifty Shades of Grey was knocked into fourth place after pulling in $1.001m to take the films total Aussie box office takings to $22.140m.

Kingsman: The Secret Service held onto third place after pulling in $1.021m across 253 screens, taking its total takings north of $15m.

Ticket takings dropped drastically from fourth place to fifth place with Seventh Son claiming fifth despite only pulling in $728,008.

Aussie film Paper Planes has edged over the $9m total box office mark after pulling in $192,264 at the local box office.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Fox) $2,631,599 0 $8,624,346
Focus (Wb) $2,619,751 0 $2,662,971
Kingsman: The Secret Service (Fox) $1,021,730 253 $15,677,584
Fifty Shades Of Grey (Universal) $1,001,406 0 $22,140,539
Seventh Son (Universal) $728,008 0 $728,008
Unfinished Business (Fox) $634,337 208 $657,842
Jupiter Ascending (Roadshow) $548,399 254 $4,584,788
American Sniper (Roadshow) $277,937 0 $18,990,078
Project Almanac (Paramount) $261,743 0 $1,180,941
The Theory Of Everything (Universal) $247,781 0 $5,837,843
Paper Planes (Roadshow) $192,264 0 $9,150,310
Still Alice (Icon) $143,439 124 $1,932,514
Birdman (Fox) $139,764 87 $5,870,869
What We Did On Our Holiday (Paramount) $131,336 0 $1,198,250
The Imitation Game (Roadshow) $98,729 61 $18,130,560
Selma (Studiocanal) $72,909 0 $1,272,305
12 Golden Ducks (Magnum) $69,652 9 $69,652
That Sugar Film (Madman) $63,661 8 $138,850
Big Hero 6 (Disney) $59,549 84 $21,818,250
Most Violent Year, A (Roadshow) $52,127 33 $188,819

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