Here’s your estimated 3-day box office returns (new releases bolded):
1. Fifty Shades of Grey – $ 23.2 million ($ 130.0 million total)
2. Kingsman: The Secret Service – $ 17.0 million ($ 67.1 million total)
3. The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water – $ 15.5 million ($ 125.1 million total)
4. McFarland USA – $ 11.3 million ($ 11.3
“Fifty Shades of Grey” was already on track for a huge box office haul, but the S&M-tinged book adaptation exceeded prognosticators’ wildest expectations, breaking several records along the way.
After the four-day holiday weekend, “Fifty Shades” is estimated to have pulled in $ 94.4 million domestically, a whopping total that far outpaces the previous four-day holiday weekend champ, “Valentine’s Day,” which nabbed $ 63.1 million back… Continue reading 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Shatters Box Office Records Over Holiday Weekend
It’s time to get in the mood. Not only is Valentine’s Day this weekend, but a very suitable new movie opens on Friday. Fifty Shades of Grey is sure to be the most popular romantic feature ever released for the lovers’ holiday, likely edging out current champion (and too-on-the-nose-titled) Valentine’s Day.
Fifty Shades has already broken pre-sale records for an R-rated movie at… Continue reading Watch: The Greatest Makeout Scenes, Plus: 50 Things You Need to Know About 'Fifty Shades of Grey'
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:
While we wait to see how Chris Pratt really trained velociraptors in Jurassic World, here’s a little animated parody of the concept (via Geek Tyrant):
Graphic designer Matt Needle has made a series of prints for Best Picture nominees, including the one for Whiplash below. Visit his site for more, all of which… Continue reading Today in Movie Culture: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Lego Trailer, Weird Al's 'Whiplash' Parody and More
Fifty Shades of Grey: According to director Sam Taylor-Johnson, both sequels to E.L. James’ book Fifty Shades of Grey will be adapted for the big screen. After the first book in the trilogy was published to great success, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed were also big sellers, and now advance ticket sales for the first movie adaptation, due out in theaters on… Continue reading Movie News: More 'Fifty Shades' Sequels Coming; 'Boyhood' Wins British Academy Awards