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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Tops Box Office for Opening Weekend

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Tops Box Office for Opening Weekend


Fifty Shades of Grey has romped to the top of the box office with a stunning $81.7 million opening weekend take.

The film adaptation of E.L. James’s steamy novel is a huge hit, becoming the highest grossing Valentine’s/Presidents Day weekend opener of all time, beating out the 2010 romantic comedy Valentine’s Day.

It’s also the second-biggest February weekend debut ever, behind Mel Gibson’s The Passion of Christ, which opened with $84 million 11 years ago.

Fifty Shades has also opened big globally, with an estimated $158 million outside America, becoming the biggest R-rated film debut internationally.

Colin Firth’s new action film Kingsman: The Secret Service also enjoyed success at the cinemas, opening with $35.6 million.

Last week’s number one, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, falls to three, while American Sniper and Jupiter Ascending round out the new top five.

Find out what FanBolt’s Editor-in-Chief thought when she saw Fifty Shades of Grey!

Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.


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