Los Angeles - Sexy con-artist flick Focus stole the top spot at North American box offices this weekend, vaulting over hit bondage film Fifty Shades of Grey, industry estimates showed Sunday.
The fast-paced and glittering dark comedy full of deceptions stars Will Smith as crook Nicky who takes on protege Jess, played by Margot Robbie.
Focus got $19.1m in sales, handily winning first place, according to industry tracker Exhibitor Relations.
Holding steady at the second spot was British spy film Kingsman: The Secret Service, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Colin Firth.
The comedy took in $11.8m, just enough to hold off animated film The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, that held onto third place with an $11.2m haul projected.
Erotic bondage tale Fifty Shades of Grey slipped out of its long-running spot on top of the box office ending a run that saw a record February opening.
The film starring Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele brought in $10.9m in its third week for the fourth spot.
Horror film The Lazarus Effect, about medical students who discover a way to bring people back to life, earned $10.6m in its debut weekend to come in fifth.
Kevin Costner sport drama McFarland, USA, about a student cross-country team from immigrant families took in $7.8m in its second week for the sixth spot.
Controversial war-drama American Sniper was projected had $7.7m in box office sales for the seventh spot. The Iraq war film directed by Clint Eastwood set box office records and has pulled in $331.1m so far.
The film's portrayal of late Navy Seal Chris Kyle stirred up debate over its depictions of Arabs and Muslims.
The Duff, a teen comedy about high school cliques featuring Mae Whitman, slipped three spots to land in eighth with $7.2m.
Critically-acclaimed drama Still Alice, starring Julianne Moore as a linguistics professor diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, took in $2.7m to land in ninth.
Hot Tub Time Machine 2, about a magical hot tub that sends its users into the future, sold the tenth most tickets, bringing in $2.4m.
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