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American Sniper added $18.3 million on Friday, which puts it on pace for one of the best second weekends ever.Among the newcomers, The Boy Next Door got off to a fine start, while Mortdecai and Strange Magic bombed.American Sniper's $18.3 million haul is, by a large margin, the biggest second Friday ever for an R-rated movie. In comparison, The Passion of the Christ added $13.7 million, while The Matrix Reloaded and The Hangover Part II earned $10.3 million and $10.6 million, respectively. Sniper's second Friday was also significantly higher than all of 2014's superhero movies, which were in the $9 to $12 million range.After eight days in nationwide release, American Sniper has already earned $154.1 million. On Friday, it passed Gran Torino to become director Clint Eastwood's highest-grossing movie ever. It also eclipsed Bradley Cooper's American Hustle.American Sniper is on track to earn at least $60 million over the three-day weekend. If »
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In one of the most stunning and shocking debut weekends in film history, American Sniper exploded in its first frame of wide release, taking in an estimated $90.2 million. After three weekends of sizzling reception and box office grosses in just four theaters, audiences were ready and willing to give the newly-minted Best Picture nominee their money.
With massive hype, many had predicted American Sniper would take the January weekend crown. But, next to nobody could have seen an opening this high. As estimates stand, American Sniper now has the second-best opening for an R-rated film in history, behind The Matrix Reloaded ($91.8 million) and ahead of The Hangover Part II ($85.9 million), which also starred Bradley Cooper. While those movies did burn off some demand by opening on Thursdays, that is still an unprecedented level for a film that was not a sequel.
Its massive opening was miles ahead of two hits from last January, »
- Jordan Adler
"Fifty Shades of Grey" trailer was the most popular of 2014. And now, Fandango is reporting that the film is the fastest-selling R-rated title in the 15 years of the company's history. The top five R-rated sellers in their first week of pre-sales are "Fifty Shades of Grey," "Sex and the City 2," "The Hangover Part II," "The Hangover Part III," and "Gone Girl." Movie theaters are setting up more showtimes to accommodate the demand for "Fifty Shades of Grey." Meanwhile, the movie is also in the top four films that fans voted to be the most anticipated, along with "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2." Plus, "Fifty Shades of Grey" star Jamie Dornan was voted the male breakout star of 2015. "Fifty Shades of Grey" is set to hit theaters on February 13th. »
The film adaptation of E.L. James' erotic novel bestseller "Fifty Shades of Grey" has become the fastest-selling R-rated title in the ticket seller's fifteen-year history. It is also scoring the biggest first week of ticket sales on Fandango for a non-sequel film since the first "The Hunger Games".
'Shares' is already topping the previous R-rated advance ticket first week sales figures of the previous record holders "Sex and the City 2," "The Hangover Part II," "The Hangover Part III" and "Gone Girl". [Source: Fandango]
- Garth Franklin
Popular booking site Fandango has revealed that the upcoming erotic film Fifty Shades of Grey is their fastest selling R-rated film in history. The film, which is an adaptation of the first book in a bestseller trilogy, will open in time for Valentine’s Day. The film is also having the biggest week of ticket sales for a non-sequel film since the first Hunger Games, which still holds the record.
The film now has outpaced other R-rated films of previous years. Here’s the list:
About this milestone, Fandango Chief Correspondent Dave Karger said: “Very few books can claim true national phenomenon status – and ‘Fifty Shades’ ranks with ‘Twilight,’ “The Hunger Games’ and ‘Gone Girl” as novels that entered the zeitgeist from coast to coast. Fans of the book have been »
- Munir Abedrabbo
“Fifty Shades of Grey” is quickly becoming the film on everyone’s lips, and the controversial film continues its news destruction with the latest headline it’s acquired. The film has become the quickest selling R-rated film in the history of movie ticket website Fandango. The Hollywood Reporter states that advance tickets of the Dakota Johnson-Jamie Dornan starrer has already sold more advance tickets (which went on sale last Sunday) than other big name films like “Gone Girl,” “Sex and the City 2″ an “The Hangover Part II.” Of course, we can assume the big rush to get the tickets is not only because of the fans. It’s also because people want [ Read More ]
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Fifty Shades of Grey doesn't open until February 13, but fans are already scooping up their tickets on Fandango to the hotly-anticipated adaptation of the popular best-seller. The film is currently the fastest-selling R-rated title in Fandango's 15-year history, already outpacing several major hits.
Fandango's top-5 R-rated advance ticketers, in first week of sales (as of Friday, January 16, 2015):
Fifty Shades of Grey is also having the biggest first week of ticket sales on Fandango for a non-sequel film, since the first Hunger Games movie in 2012, which still holds the record. Theater owners are posting new show times each day on Fandango to meet the hot fan demand in all the fifty states. Here's what Fandango Chief Correspondent Dave Karger had to say in a statement about Fifty Shades of Grey.
By now, everyone in the cinematic community is fully aware that Fifty Shades Of Grey is going to be a huge hit when it hits cinemas next month. But we now actually have the proof that it might be an even bigger success than anyone even realized. That.s because it is now the fast-selling R-rated movie in Fandango.s 15-year history. The most impressive element of this statistic is that we are still just under a month away from Fifty Shades Of Grey being released into cinemas. That means that the erotic drama.s popularity is only going to increase. Fandango confirmed on Friday that Fifty Shades Of Grey.s tickets are selling like the proverbial hot cakes. In the process it has now sold more advance tickets than Sex and the City 2, The Hangover Part II, The Hangover Part III and Gone Girl, which are now the second, »
It’s funny how what’s sure to be one of 2015’s highest-grossing movies would have been considered a suicidal project for any major studio just a few years ago. Advance tickets for Fifty Shades of Grey, adapted from the bestselling erotic novel, just went on sale last Sunday, but if you have any doubts about this movie being absolutely massive, consider this – it’s already the fastest selling R-rated movie in Fandango history.
The online ticketer reports that the Bdsm romance has eclipsed previous record-holder Sex and the City 2 while also outpacing The Hangover Part II, The Hangover Part III and Gone Girl. In addition, it’s the fastest selling non-sequel film since The Hunger Games back in 2012. Basically, Fifty Shades is going to dominate (sorry) at the box office.
Universal must be relieved to hear that. Though it’s based on a runaway bestseller, the film also »
- Isaac Feldberg
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