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Will Smith’s Gambling Movie: Focus 2015




Will Smith's Gambling Movie

If you are a fan of Will Smith, you want to know Will Smith’s gambling movie, Focus. Will Smith worked in a gambling movie named Focus in 2015. It is an American crime comedy-drama movie. John Requa and Glenn Ficarra wrote and directed this film. The stars in this stunning film are Margot Robbie and Will Smith.

Moreover, this movie is about a career con artist who takes a new aspiring Femme Fatale under the wings. This movie was released on February 27, 2015. This film has received mixed reviews from critics. The budget of this movie was $50 million. Amazingly, it made a record by earning $158 million at the box office. In this article, we give you the complete details about Will Smith’s gambling movie.

Will Smith's Gambling Movie

Will Smith-The Lead Actor of Focus

The Cast of Will Smith’s Gambling Movie, Focus

The cast of the movie, Focus is as follows:

  • Will Smith as Nicky Spurgeon
  • Rodrigo Santoro as Rafael Garriga
  • Margot Robbie as Jess Barrett
  • B. D. Wong as Liyuan Tse
  • Gerald McRaney as Bucky Spurgeon/Owens
  • Robert Taylor as McEwen
  • Adrain Martinez as Farhad
  • Brennan Brown as Horst
  • Dominic Fumusa as Jared Mukulski
  • Juan Minujin as Barman
  • Griff Furst as Gareth
  • Stephanie Honore as Janice

    Will Smith's Gambling Movie

    The Lead Cast of Focus

The Production of the Movie

Apollo Robbins worked as a conceiving consultant and choreographing original sleight-of-hand maneuvers. The directors of the movie, Requa, and Ficarra said that Apollo is an amazing expert in his field and an inspiring personality.

Moreover, in June, the directing dup and production designer Beth Mickle made a scouting trip to Buenos Aires. Besides, they made a second trip with the producers of the movie Denise Di Novi and Mark Scoon. Hence, they selected and settled to shoot in the neighborhoods of San Telmo, Retiro, Puerto Madero, Barracas, Palermo, and Recoleta, along with some hotels.

In addition, Neil Smith said at the Digital Cinema Society forum many hints to identify a movie being edited in Final Cut Pro in the presentation of December 2013. It will make Focus one of the largest production yet completed in the editing program of Apple.

Filming of The Movie

The main photography started on September 14, 2013, in New Orleans. It was moved to Buenos Aires on November 19, 2013, for three weeks. Moreover, the last day of the shooting was in Argentina on December 10, 2013. This movie was wrapped in New York City on December 17, 2013.

Release of The Movie

This movie was released in 2015 in Germany and the United States. Warner Bros. IMAX Corporation announced on January 29, 2015, that they would re-master the movie into the IMAX DMR format and release it on the same day.

Will Smith's Gambling Movie

Will Smith’s Gambling Movie

Box Office Business of Focus

Focus earned $53.9 million in North America. Besides, this movie earned $104.9 million in the other territories. Hence, Focus made a gross business of $158.8 million. The production budget for this movie was $50.1 million. Moreover, this movie made the business $6.4 million on its opening day, earned $4.6 million on the second day. Further, t made a business of $18.7 million in the first week. people watched it in a total of 3,323 theatres. On average, it earned the amount of $5,623 in its pre-theatre days.

Additionally, the production team released Focus in the theatres of 39 markets of other areas and territories on the same day of release in North America. The biggest territories of Focus were United Kingdom, Russia, and the Netherlands. Besides, this movie earned $13 million, $3.1 million, and $0.176 million respectively from these territories.

Home Media Focus was released on Blu-ray/DVD combo pack and DVD on June 2, 2015.

The Critical Response of Focus

Focus got mixed reviews from its critics. This film has a rating of 56% on the review aggregator website that is Rotten Tomatoes, based on 228 reviews. So it has a rating average of 5.82/10. Besides, the consensus of this site said that Focus has a few twists and turns. But it has outshone the charm of its starts and with its glamorous setting.

Further, this movie has a rating of 56 out of 100 on Metacritic based on 42 critics. Hence, it indicated the average or mixed reviews. Also, this movie got the ranking of B according to the audience of CinemaScore on the A+ to F scale. The Free Press Journal called Focus a slick, smart, but shallow movie.

The Soundtrack of The Movie

The soundtrack album of Focus was released on February 24, 2015. WaterTower Music released it. The following list shows all the soundtracks of Focus:

  • Chorra-Los Mareados
  • I am a Manchild-Uptown Funk Empire
  • Wind It Up-Stooges Brass Band
  • Please!_Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
  • Gimme Danger-The Stooges
  • You Do Not Have to Worry-Doris and Kelley
  • Sympathy for the Devil-The Rolling Stones
  • White Bird-It is a Beautiful Day
  • Focus (Love Theme)-Nick Urata
  • Love Makes the World Go Round-Barbara Lewis
  • Meet Me in the City-Junior Kimbrough
  • The windmills of Your Mind-Ray Conniff and The Singers

Story of The Movie, Focus

The seasoned con-man Nicky Spurgeon (Will Smith) meets the inexperienced grifter Jess Barrett (Margot Robbie), who attempts to con and seduce him. Jess Barrett pretends that her jealous husband has caught them. When they fail, Nicky advises them not to lose focus in unexpected situations. Then Nicky follows Jess and tries to convince her to have some drinks. Furthermore, he tells her how his father has killed his grandfather in a standoff by explaining Toledo Panic Button.

Will Smith's Gambling Movie, Focus

Margot Robbie-The Lead Actress of Focus

Jess follows him to New Orleans, persuading Nicky to take her under the wings successfully. She also meets with Nicky’s crew, including profane and obese Farhad (Adrian Martinez) and fellow con-man Horst (Brennan Brown). After that, Jess and Nicky develop a romantic relationship. It upsets Nicky since her father has told her never to get involved with someone emotionally. Nicky gets a round of extravagant bets with the gambler Liyuan Tse (B. D. Wong) at the 17th Super Bowl. Then she loses the money the crew has earned eventually.

Nicky’s Planning To Get The Money Back

Nicky asks Tse to choose any player on or off the field to win the money back. She says that Jess will guess the chosen number. Then Jess scans the field and looks at Farhad wearing a jersey having the number 55. He realizes that it is another con. After that, they take Tse for millions of dollars.

Further, Nicky talks to Jess about how Tse had programmed to choose 55. He arrives with the subconscious and subtle prompts the entire day. Nicky leaves Jess with her cut asking the driver to take her to the airport. Jes cries as her limo drives off as Nicky climbs into the other car waiting for her.

After three years, Nicky goes to Buenos Aires. Then she works for billionaire motorsport team owner Rafael Garriga (Rodrigo Santoro). Garriga is desirous of beating a team whose head is the Australian businessman McEwen (Robert Taylor) to win the championship.

Wrapping It Up Will Smith’s Gambling Movie

Focus is an amazing American crime-comedy film that you can enjoy. This movie was released on February 27, 2015, starring Margot Robbie and Will Smith. In this article, we have explained all the important information regarding Will Smith’s Gambling Movie, Focus. Moreover, this film made a box office business of $158.8 million with a production budget of $50.1 million. Besides, there were good and bad reviews for this film by the critics. So if you like comedy and drama, you must watch this fantastic movie by Will Smith. Do not forget to grab some snacks and sweet and sour Midori Sour while watching this stunning movie with your friends.