Will Smith draws in fans with 'Focus'

March 4, 2015 4:22 PM

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Will Smith will have to wait for another movie to vanquish concerns about his popularity among moviegoers. Terrible weather across the United States contributed to weak multiplex turnout over the weekend, with ticket sales down 14 percent compared with the same period last year.

In his first major role since the 2013 bomb "After Earth," Smith helped "Focus" collect $18.7 million in North American ticket sales, easily enough for first place but a bit less than most analysts had expected.

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