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50 Shades of Grey wins Us box office for second week

22 February 2015 10:58 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Fifty Shades of Grey has claimed the Us box office for a second week after taking $23,246,000.

The erotic adaptation - starring Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele - became the highest-grossing Presidents' Day opener and second-highest February opening of all time after taking $81.6 million last week.

Upon its release, Fifty Shades ranked among the biggest R-rated movie debuts, with only The Matrix Reloaded, The Hangover Part II and The Passion of the Christ earning more.

Colin Firth's Kingsman: The Secret Service holds onto the second spot with $17.5 million while last week's number one The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water stays three with $15.5 million.

Kevin Costner's McFarland, USA is new at four with $11.3 million, just beating teen comedy The Duff which rounds out the top five.

American Sniper occupies the number six spot, as comedy sequel Hot Tub Time Machine 2 enters at seven with $5.8 million. »

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Forecast: 'Fifty Shades' Set to Spank 'Hot Tub' Sequel This Weekend

19 February 2015 4:31 PM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Coming off one of the busiest weekends in years, the box office is going to quiet down significantly this coming weekend.Hot Tub Time Machine 2, McFarland, USA and The Duff are all opening in at least 2,500 theaters, though it would be surprising if any of these took in over $15 million this weekend. Therefore, the top three spots should once again belong to Fifty Shades of Grey, Kingsman: The Secret Service and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.Coming off a massive $85.2 million debut, Fifty Shades of Grey seems poised to take a dive this weekend. Word-of-mouth is mixed, die-hard book fans likely already made it out last weekend, and romantic movies tend to fall hard coming off Valentine's Day. About Last Night (2014), Endless Love and Valentine's Day all fell at least 70 percent on this same weekend, while the Twilight sequels and The Fault in our Stars had similar second weekend drops. »

- Ray Subers <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Teens mob mall after being denied entry to see 50 Shades of Grey

18 February 2015 8:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

100 teenagers mobbed a mall in Florida after being refused tickets to see Fifty Shades of Grey.

West Oak Mall in the Orlando suburb of Ocoee has now ruled that all teenagers must be accompanied by an adult when visiting the mall after 9pm, according to The AP.

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Fifty Shades of Grey is rated R in the Us, meaning that those under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult.

A further group of teens objected to the movie theatre's decision by rushing the mall's food court. Nobody was injured and there was no damage reported by mall officials.

Fifty Shades of Grey made history at the Us box office by taking $81,670,000 in its first weekend in cinemas, which establishes it as the highest-grossing Presidents' Day opener and second-highest February opening ever. »

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Fifty Shades of Grey Shatters Numerous Box Office Records

16 February 2015 2:58 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Matthew Vaughn's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" could not compete with "Fifty Shades of Grey" at the box office, but performed very well in second place, grossing $36 million domestically and another $44 million internationally for a worldwide debut of $80 million. The film cost $81 million to make and has a 71% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes. All eyes were on "Fifty Shades of Grey," which cost just $40 million to make and ended up with a whopping $240 million global debut ($82 million domestically). The film only has a 26% fresh rating, but shattered numerous records, including... * Biggest Presidents Day weekend debut (Previous record holder was "Valentine's Day" with $56.3 Million) * Biggest debut by a female director ("The Matrix Reloaded" had a bigger debut, but Lana Wachowski was still a man) * Highest number of theaters for an R-rated opening with 3,646 locations (Previous record holder was "The Hangover Part II" with 3,615) * Biggest single-day February gross with $36.7 million on Saturday (Previous »

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Weekend Report: 'Grey' Makes Green Over Valentine's Day Weekend

15 February 2015 12:07 PM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

The highly anticipated big-screen adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey scored one of the biggest R-rated debuts ever this weekend, while Kingsman: The Secret Service was strong in second place.Fifty Shades was even more impressive at the international box office, where it opened to a stunning $158 million. For full overseas coverage, check out this weekend's Around-the-World Roundup.The domestic box office Top 12 earned $200.7 million, which makes this the biggest weekend ever in February. It's also the highest-grossing weekend since November 2013 (meaning bigger than any weekend in 2014).Playing at 3,646 theaters*the widest opening ever for an R-rated movie*Fifty Shades of Grey scored $85.2 million over the three-day weekend. That's the top opening ever in the month of February ahead of The Passion of the Christ; among R-rated movies, it ranks fourth behind The Matrix Reloaded, American Sniper and The Hangover Part II.For the four-day weekend, it earned $93 million, which »

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A List of Records ‘Fifty Shades’ Broke This Weekend at Box Office

15 February 2015 11:43 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fifty Shades of Grey” torched record books this weekend, debuting to a white hot $81.7 million domestically and $239.7 million globally.

By introducing moviegoers to little-explored sections of the Kama Sutra, Universal Pictures’ erotic romance became the highest-grossing Presidents Day Weekend opener. It also established new benchmarks for R-rated fare.

Not shabby for a film that cost $40 million to produce before factoring in promotional and distribution costs. Sam Taylor-Johnson directed the film, with Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson in the lead roles. Sequels to the picture have yet to earn a greenlight, but given the results, that appears to be a formality.

Here’s a look at some of the records that got incinerated thanks to Christian Grey’s smoldering glare.

Biggest Presidents Day Weekend Opener

(Previous record holder was “Valentine’s Day” with $56.3 Million) Second Highest Grossing Debut for a Film by a Female Director

(Current record holder is “The Matrix Reloaded »

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Box Office Report: Fifty Shades Of Grey Dominates Valentine’s Day Frame

15 February 2015 11:13 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The studio executive that decided to release the big-screen adaptation of erotic best-seller Fifty Shades of Grey over the weekend of Valentine’s Day should see a healthy raise this week, as the R-rated romantic drama saw many of the book’s fans and curious moviegoers come out in droves. The film earned an estimated $81.7 million in its first three days, although close to half of that came from Valentine’s Day sales alone. In North America, Fifty Shades of Grey stands as the second-biggest February opening of all time (after The Passion of the Christ‘s $83.8 million), although it sold fewer tickets than 2001’s Hannibal when that thriller opened to $58 million 14 Februarys ago.

Domestically, the film now has the fifth-biggest opening for an R-rated film (after The Matrix Reloaded, American Sniper, The Hangover Part II and the aforementioned Passion). Another intriguing statistic: Fifty Shades had the largest opening for »

- Jordan Adler

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Box Office: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' spanks $81.6 million over Valentine's Day weekend

15 February 2015 11:04 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Fifty Shades of Grey" whipped the box office into shape this weekend, but how long will Mr. Grey's tutelage last? Sam Taylor-Johnson's adaptation of the best-selling E.L. James novel took in an estimated $81.6 million over the three-day weekend. It's expected to come very close to the $100 million mark for the four-day.  This weekend's result, however, is the fifth largest R-rated opening of all-time behind "The Matrix Reloaded," "American Sniper," "The Hangover Part II" and "The Passion of the Christ."  While "Grey" may be critic proof it's still not clear if its audience proof. The movie scored a very weak C+ Cinemascore which means word of mouth may not help it past its core fan base. That being said, "Grey" is still a major hit for Universal Pictures and its already earned a smashing $158 million overseas. Debuting in second place was Matthew Vaughn's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" with $35.6 million »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Fifty Shades of Grey makes record-breaking Us box office debut

15 February 2015 10:21 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Fifty Shades of Grey has debuted at the top of the Us box office.

The erotic adaptation took $81,670,000 in its first weekend in theatres, which establishes it as the highest-grossing Presidents' Day opener and second-highest February opening of all time, behind the $83.9m taken by The Passion of the Christ.

It also ranks the film among the biggest R-rated movie debuts, with only The Matrix Reloaded, The Hangover Part II and the Mel Gibson biblical adaptation earning more.

Colin Firth's Kingsman: The Secret Service takes the second spot with initial takings of over $35 million, while last week's number one The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water falls to three with $30 million.

American Sniper is at four with just over $16 million, as Jupiter Ascending moves to five with $9 million.

Seventh Son is at six with takings of $4.1 million, while Paddington falls to seven.

The Imitation Game stays at eight with $3.5 million, »

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Around-the-World Roundup: 'Fifty Shades' Opens to Massive $158 Million Overseas

15 February 2015 10:08 AM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

In a somewhat surprising development, Fifty Shades of Grey is proving to be even more of a phenomenon internationally than it is in the U.S.

The movie earned a stunning $158 million from 58 markets this weekend. That's the second-biggest weekend ever for Universal Pictures International (behind Fast & Furious 6), and included their biggest single day ever (Valentine's Day at $55.1 million).

The movie set opening weekend records in 11 markets, including Italy ($9.1 million), Argentina and Poland. It also set a record for Universal Pictures in the U.K. ($21.1 million), France ($12 million), Russia ($10.5 million) and Brazil ($8.9 million). Other key markets include Germany ($15.2 million), Australia ($8.6 million), Mexico ($8.1 million) and Spain ($7.9 million).

The movie has a few more markets left to open, including South Korea later this month. It will be interesting to see how it holds up in the coming weeks; even if it drops like a rock, though, it should still wind up well over $300 million. »

- Ray Subers <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Friday Report: Moviegoers Submit to 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

14 February 2015 8:56 AM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

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 past female-skewing book adaptations, though. The first Twilight movie took in $36 million on its first day*remember, that was before the series was a full-on phenomenon*while The Fault in our Stars opened to $26.1 million last June.

If Fifty Shades of Grey plays like those movies, it will wind up with less than $70 million over the four-day weekend. Universal isn't expecting it to do much better*their current forecast has it earning around $76 million.

At the same time, »

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Box Office: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' whips up $8.6 million Thursday night

13 February 2015 1:58 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Get ready for a lot of S&M references in this weekend's box office reporting.  The long awaited adaptation of E.L. James' bestseller "Fifty Shades of Grey" debuted in theaters Thursday night and whipped up an impressive $8.6 million. Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, "Fifty Shades" is expected to gross between $75-85 million over the four-day President's day weekend.  Like "Sex and the City" and the "Twilight" films before it, the romantic drama has keyed into a heavily female fan base that is making the opening a "must-see" event.  Critics, on the other hand, have generally been negative on the picture with nationwide reviews corresponding to a 27% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 47 on Metacritic.  Much to Universal Pictures' delight, fans simply don't care.  The $8.6 million Thursday tally is the second biggest for an R-rated movie behind 2011's "The Hangover Part II's" $10.4 million. »

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'Fifty Shades' Thursday Night Box Office Sets New Records

13 February 2015 12:54 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Universal Pictures rolled out its highly-anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey for Thursday night preview screenings last night, taking in an estimated $8.6 million from 2,830 theaters. The Thursday tally is the second highest ever for an R-rated film, behind the Warner Bros.' comedy sequel The Hangover Part II, which took in $10.4 million from Thursday screenings back in 2011. Even though it earned a silver medal in all-time R rated Thurday Night openers, it did rack in two records for the box office books. The $8.6 million total is the highest Thursday gross for a February release, and it is also the highest in Universal Pictures history, besting Fast & Furious 6's $6.5 million in 2013.

Fifty Shades of Grey opens in 3,646 theaters today, 75 of which are in IMAX, with the adaptation of E.L. James' novel expected to pull in between $50 and $60 million this weekend. If it overperforms, there's a chance that it could break »

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"Fifty Shades" Scores Hot Opening Night

13 February 2015 5:06 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The first numbers are in and Universal's film adaptation of the erotic bestseller "Fifty Shades of Grey" has launched to a superb $8.6 million from Thursday night preview screenings.

That makes it Universal's highest grossing late night preview screenings ever, topping the $6.5 million for "Fast and Furious 6". It isn't the highest for an R-rated film though, with "The Hangover Part II" beating it with $10.4 million.

Officially the studio is expecting a $50 million opening over the four-day President's Day weekend, but other analysts think it will be in the higher $70-80 million range.

Fox's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" also opens this week and took in $1.4 million from Thursday night previews. Its Friday-Sunday total is expected to be in the $24-28 million range.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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Forecast: 'Fifty Shades' to Dominate Valentine's Day Box Office

12 February 2015 4:49 PM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Friday Am Update: Fifty Shades of Grey opened to an estimated $8.6 million from Thursday night shows at 2,830 locations. That's the biggest Thursday night ever for Universal ahead of Fast & Furious 6 ($6.5 million), and ranks second all-time for R-rated movies behind The Hangover Part II ($10.4 million).It's also in the same class as 2014 blockbusters like Transformers: Age of Extinction ($8.75 million), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($8.7 million) and X-Men: Days of Future Past ($8.1 million). If it plays like those movies, it will wind up with around $100 million over its first four days. Of course, it could play like a Twilight movie and wind up around $50 million. It also remains to be seen what kind of impact a Saturday Valentine's Day has on the movie's weekend.Meanwhile, Kingsman: The Secret Service opened to $1.4 million at 2,569 locations. That's roughly on par with Taken 3's $1.5 million Thursday night haul last month. It now feels like »

- Ray Subers <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Box Office Report: American Sniper Breaks Super Bowl Record

1 February 2015 9:14 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It was another explosive weekend for American Sniper, which broke the record for the biggest Super Bowl weekend at the box office in its third week of wide release. Earning an estimated $31.9 million, Clint Eastwood’s Oscar-nominated drama continued to steamroll over the competition, including several wide releases that flopped or fizzled this weekend. Even with a strong take, the film dipped a bigger-than-expected 51% in its third frame, a bit worrying given the strong 28% hold that American Sniper has last week.

With an astounding $248.9 million take so far, American Sniper is already the fifth-highest grossing R-rated film of all-time. It is also a few days away from surpassing The Hangover Part II ($254.5 million), which also starred Bradley Cooper, to take fourth place on that chart. (Fun fact: Three of the five highest-grossing R-rated movies of all time in North America have Cooper in the lead role.) Beyond the Super Bowl record, »

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NBC Orders Comedy Pilot From ‘Hangover’ Writer

29 January 2015 3:15 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBC has given a pilot order to “Problem Child” from Scot Armstrong, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan, Robert Simonds and Brian Grazer.

The 30-minute single-cam family comedy, inspired by the original 1990 film, in which the late John Ritter starred, follows the cat-and-mouse game between a brilliant yet mischievous child and his parents.

The pickup marks NBC’s 11th comedy in contention for the 2015-16 cycle, and the net’s second of the day. “Cuckoo,” based on the British series starring Andy Samberg, was also ordered to pilot Thursday.

Armstrong, who wrote the screenplay for “The Hangover Part II” and worked on “Old School” and “Road Trip,” will exec produce, alongside Brian Grazer (“24″), Simonds (“State of Affairs”), Traugott and Kaplan, who worked on “Manhattan Love Story” together. Armstrong will pen the pilot. Universal TV, Tbd Entertainment, Imagine TV and Stx Entertainment will produce.

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'Problem Child' TV Show Gets a Pilot Order at NBC

29 January 2015 2:31 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Pilot season is currently in full swing, with NBC issuing a pilot order for Problem Child. The half-hour sitcom is based on the 1990 feature film comedy of the same name, which starred John Ritter, Amy Yasbeck and Michael Oliver as the title character. The original movie followed a couple who get conned into adopting a seemingly-normal 7-year-old boy, before learning that he leaves destruction everywhere he goes.

The series is described as a family show, following two parents' "cat-and-mouse game" with their brilliant yet devilish child. Scot Armstrong, who wrote features such as Road Trip, Old School and The Hangover Part II, wrote the pilot script. The writer will also serve as an executive producer alongside Imagine Television's Brian Grazer, Tbd Entertainment's Peter Traugott and Universal TV's Rachel Kaplan.

The original Problem Child movie, which also starred Jack Warden, Gilbert Gottfried, Michael Richards and Peter Jurasik, earned $72 million »

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Friday Report: 'Sniper' Adds $18.3 Million, Depp's 'Mortdecai' Flops

24 January 2015 9:29 AM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

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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Box Office Report: American Sniper Shocks And Awes At #1, Shatters January Opening

18 January 2015 9:19 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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

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