Box office: 'Focus' is No. 1; 'Still Alice,' 'Birdman' get Oscars bump

March 1, 2015 7:06 PM

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The Will Smith romantic caper "Focus" opened at No. 1, kicking "Fifty Shades of Grey" out of the top spot over the weekend but still falling short of box office projections.

"Unfortunately, snow just beat us up in a big way, especially in the South," said Jeff Goldstein, executive vice president and general sales manager for Warner Bros., which released "Focus." The film is estimated to have made $19.1 million in the U.S. and Canada through Sunday.

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