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Will Smith's Focus Nabs First Place - EOB Weekend Box Office Podcast: 3/02/2015

12:07 PM 3/23/2015 by Senh Duong
Will Smith and Maggot Robbie in "Focus"
Binh and I discuss what an opening of "just" $18.7M for "Focus" means for Will Smith's career. We also got side-tracked talking about Jackie Chan's "Dragon Blade," which co-stars Adrien Brody and John Cusack. The Chinese production slashed up $54M at the box office in China, continuing Chan's hot streak in that territory. "The Lazarus Effect," made for only $3.3M, did relatively well, but continues the downward box office trend of horror films.

Focus Is Sharp At The Top Of The US Box Office The Lazarus Effect arises in fifthLast week’s second-weekend drop was no blip for Fifty Shades Of Grey: after the furore of its initial launch, the film has begun to fall quickly down the charts. Taking its place this weekend was the new Will Smith con drama Focus, which arrived to a relatively meagre $19.1 million despite a hefty ad campaign.

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A Bunch of Focus Clips

Filmonic - Fri, 2015-02-27 18:30

A Bunch of Focus Clips Starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie, Focus is a romantic dark comedy in cinemas starting today. If you’re still not sold on the film then maybe this eight clips will change that. “Never drop the con, never break, die with the lie”, words to live by if you’re in this line of work. Will Smith […] Read A Bunch of Focus Clips on Filmonic.

Box Office: Top 10 Highest Grossing Movies of 2014 Worldwide Thanks largely to a record run in China, Tranformers: Age of Extinction earned the most worldwide out of any other film released in 2014. I say this once more, box office success does not equal quality filmmaking, clearly. Last year didn’t offer quite as many surprises worldwide as it did domestically. Only one original work […] Read Box Office: Top 10 Highest Grossing Movies of 2014 Worldwide on Filmonic.

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A Bunch of Focus Clips

Filmonic - Fri, 2015-02-27 18:30

A Bunch of Focus Clips Starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie, Focus is a romantic dark comedy in cinemas starting today. If you’re still not sold on the film then maybe this eight clips will change that. “Never drop the con, never break, die with the lie”, words to live by if you’re in this line of work. Will Smith […] Read A Bunch of Focus Clips on Filmonic.

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Review: FOCUS, A Fun Trifle

Twitch - Thu, 2015-02-26 18:00

Review: FOCUS, A Fun Trifle It's fair to say that Focus is the best Will Smith film in what seems like several decades. It's equally fair to say that's not exactly saying very much. Still, this quirky con-man flick is actually loads of fun, due to a strong performance by Mr. Smith, and an even stronger turn by Margot Robbie. She's the lynchpin of the film, perfectly attenuated to the circuitous plot. She's the most distracting thing in a story about distractions, and helps make the work something more than just another silly confidence-man ploy.

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Review: The Lazarus Effect

JoBlo - Thu, 2015-02-26 23:21

Review: The Lazarus Effect PLOT: A team of medical researchers invent a serum (which they dub Lazarus) that is capable of bringing dead patients back to life. When one of the doctors – Zoe (Olivia Wilde) suffers a deadly accident, they use the serum to bring her back, and while successful, they soon discover that their colleague has changed since visiting the other side. REVIEW: Does anyone think that premise sounds familiar? If you’ve seen... Read More...

Focus Puts Will Smith Front and Center of an Attractive and Affable Thriller Warner Bros. Movies about con men come in a few different varieties — from the broadly comical (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) to the more dramatically entertaining (Catch Me If You Can) — but it’s rare to find one without humorous intentions because something about the character type lends itself to casual comedy and likable leads.

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Focus Review

IGN Movies - Wed, 2015-02-25 07:00

Focus Review Focus is an old-fashioned star vehicle. There are race cars, there are swindles, but those are distractions—things to remove your attention—it’s all about the wordplay. And while not every word rings true, these days it’s just nice to see a big-budget movie that actually gives space for dialogue to settle, mingle, and play. Will Smith is the star for this vehicle, and the movie sinks or swims in accordance to his chemistry with the pretty ingénue, played by Margot Robbie.

Will Smith And Margot Robbie's Focus Get Posters And A New Trailer He never lost itWe saw the first trailer a couple of months ago. Now here's a trio of new Focus posters and a brand new trailer (see below) to answer all your run-up-to-Christmas Will Smith and Margot Robbie needs.{Focus Posters}The caper sees Smith playing a con artist getting romantically involved with Robbie's novice grifter, only for the partnership to sour. Flash-forward in time, and our hero is setting up an elaborate heist in Buenos Aires when the owner of an international racing team (300's Rodrigo Santoro) hires him to help gain an edge over the competition.

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