Hollywood actor Will Smith‘s new Focus movie beat out stiff weekend competition to become the top box office hit with nearly $20 million.

According to reports, Smith’s new movie had a solid edge on runner-up flick Kingsman: The Secret Service.

Will Smith’s crime caper Focus has debuted at number one on the North American box office chart, knocking Fifty Shades of Grey off the top spot. But it was a relatively modest opening for the Hollywood star, with Focus earning an estimated $19.1m (£12.4m) between Friday and Sunday. In second place was Colin Firth‘s spy thriller Kingsman: The Secret Service. That film took $11.8m (£7.6m) over the weekend, just ahead of The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, which made $11.2m (£7.3m) in its fourth week of release. (BBC)

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Last week, Smith said he had nearly seven records in the works with rap star Kanye West.

“You know I’ve recorded a lot,” Will Smith says. “I’ve recorded a lot, but I don’t have anything I like yet. I’ve recorded around 7 or 8 [songs] and it’s not for certain, it’s just explorative…” (Hollyscoop)


Although brief with his comments, Big Willy recently revealed he hit the studio with the Grammy-winning stud.

The 46-year-old actor has been in the studio with Kanye West and has even been taking tips from his 16-year-old son Jaden. His last solo album was Lost And Found in 2005. “I went into the studio with Kanye. I’m thinking about it. I’m exploring,” he said at a special screening of his new film, Focus, in London. (The Guardian)