Fifty Shades of Grey News

Weekend Box Office Report: February 13-15, 2015 Fifty Shades of Green! Audiences were keen on kink for Valentine's Day this weekend, putting FIFTY SHADES OF GREY on top at the box office this weekend with an estimated $81.6 million! The adaptation of the BDSM bestseller marks the biggest debut by a woman director (ahead of TWILIGHT, FROZEN and BRAVE), and is the second-highest February opening behind THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST's... Read More...

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Hits $240 Million Globally and Shatters Overseas Record The steamy “Fifty Shades of Grey” dominated the international box office this weekend, debuting at No. 1 in 55 foreign markets with $158 million, the best opening ever for an R-rated movie. The huge overseas haul, combined with a domestic debut projected to hit $90 million over the Presidents Day holiday, brings the film’s global total for the weekend to $239.7 million for the Universal Pictures and Focus Features release. That’s an impressive return on a movie that cost $40 million to make and virtually assures a sequel.

Moviegoers Submit to 'Fifty Shades of Grey' on Friday Fifty Shades of Grey had a strong first place debut on Friday, though Kingsman: The Secret Service was no slouch in second.Playing at 3,646 locations, the big-screen adaptation of the insanely popular novel Fifty Shades of Grey opened to an estimated $30.2 million yesterday. That ranks fourth all-time among R-rated movies behind The Matrix Reloaded ($37.5 million), The Hangover Part II ($31.6 million) and American Sniper ($30.3 million).It doesn't look quite as impressive when compared to ...

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ London Premiere: Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson Steam Up Red Carpet (Photos) Related stories from TheWrap:'Fifty Shades of Grey' Star Dakota Johnson Doesn't Think BDSM Content Promotes 'Abuse and Violence''Fifty Shades of Grey' Ties Up Record $8.6 Million at Thursday Night Box Office'Fifty Shades of Grey' Reviews: Did Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson's BDSM Movie Put Critics in the Mood?

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SpongeBob Takes Down American Sniper - EOB Weekend Box Office Podcast: 2/09/2015

5:51 PM 2/11/2015 by Senh Duong
The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Welcome to another episode of our weekend box office podcast. Hear how Binh and I did with our predictions on last weekend’s opening films: “The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water,” “Jupiter Ascending,” and “Seventh Son.” See which holdover held up better than we expected --no, it’s not “American Sniper” or “The Imitation Game.” We also give our predictions on this week’s debuts:

Review: Uncomfortable ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Tries to Sexily Skirt Non-Consent, Actual Logic Universal Pictures/Focus Features Sam Taylor-Johnson has done the best she possibly could with the tools afforded to her. Although author E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey book series may be a bonafide global phenomenon, getting her ostensibly sexy and slap-happy narrative to the big screen hasn’t been easy, thanks to detractors who have long balked at the source material’s perceived quality and an intended leading man who dropped out late in the game.

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Shocker! 10 States Most-Obsessed With the Jamie Dornan-Dakota Johnson Movie (Exclusive) Malaysia may have banned “Fifty Shades of Grey,” but American audiences have long been anticipating the film adaptation of E.L. James‘ blockbuster novels, which hits theaters this Valentine’s Day weekend. Facebook compiled an exclusive “Fifty Shades” report for TheWrap to rank conversations about the movie on the social media site using likes, shares, comments and status updates to find out which states in the union are most looking forward to the film.

Two 'Fifty Shades' Sequels Are Already in the Works It doesn’t matter if the film’s press tour is going badly, or if stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson possibly have no chemistry whatsoever (or compared shooting sex scenes together to arduous, uncomfortable work). ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ is going to be an enormous hit when it opens this weekend regardless, and in this climate, enormous hits get sequels whether earned or demanded or not. Continue reading…

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Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey
Based on the novel by E L James, Fifty Shades of Grey tells the story of the sexual awakening of a college student named Anastasia Steele by a tormented young entrepreneur named Christian Grey.
Sam Taylor-Johnson
Focus Features
February 13, 2015