Box Office: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Crosses $400 Million Overseas

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Fifty Shades of Grey” has reached yet another milestone. The film adaptation crossed the $400 million mark at the foreign box office on Friday.

Combined with its North American estimated gross of $165.5 million, “Fifty Shades” will have likely hauled in $566.1 million worldwide by Sunday.

“Fifty Shades,” starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, is now Universal’s eighth highest grossing film of all time worldwide, trailing immediately behind “Mamma Mia!” ($606.1 million).

The film’s other box office records include the title of highest-grossing Valentine’s Day release of all time and Universal’s biggest R-rated movie. Its director, Sam Taylor-Johnson, also made box office history. The pic debuted to $85.2 million at the U.S. box office — the largest opening weekend ever for a female director.

The steamy romance carries a modest $40 million budget.

Unlike the two stars, Taylor-Johnson will not return for the sequel, “Fifty Shades Darker” — based on E.L. James’ erotic trilogy.

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  1. farazahmad says:

    fifty shade of grey is one of the best film of my life it shows the sexual relation betweens two couples and they teach us best sex positions

  2. mj says:

    wow. people like to watch sex. I’m completely gobsmacked. who could have EVER guessed.

    That said, I barely clawed my way through the first book and laughed uproariously at Jamie Dornan saying how he needed to be in control in a trailer where his hair looked like a dead beaver that was about to make a break for it.

    I’ll pass.

    Do it with grown-ups, the right cast and better material (the books were just horrible) and I’ll be the first in line. Otherwise it’s just another poorly made television movie on the CW catering to the lowest common denominator.

  3. Maureen says:

    I loved the books and I loved the movie, apparently I am not alone. I don’t give a fig about reviews. The only review I care about is mine. I remember a famous actor a few years back saying, who are these people who review. It is only their opinion. Supposedly these people have a degree in what? Opinions, total nonsense. I have a very exiting life and I think there is room for everything including Fifty Shades. Please continue making these movies and writing these types of books for the fans.

  4. Jason says:

    For the life of me I don’t get this genre bit gets crap reviews and has no crude sex and yet every single women , desperate , loner , horny, miserable is looking for excitement ? GTFO out of here.

  5. ackeegrl says:

    Considering the sales of the book, any director will do IF they stop messing with the author…..let her get the main points in or else the readers who are the loyal viewers will NOT be happy…..

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