“Fifty Shades of Grey” Fires Up The Box Office

"Fifty Shades of Grey" movie review by Lucas Mirabella - LATFAccording to Rentrak, Universal’s erotic drama ‘Fifty Shades of Grey‘ felt the love from audiences as it earned a whopping $239.7 million around the globe this weekend. Generating an impressive $158 million in 58 international territories (and $81.7 million in North America), this is Universal’s second biggest international opening weekend ever behind ‘Fast & Furious 6’ at $160.3 million. Also impressive is the super cool ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service‘ from Fox that in its second weekend internationally took no prisoners with $23.1 million in 38 territories. This combined with the $35.6 million it earned in its North American debut gives ‘Kingsman’ $58.7 million for the weekend and a worldwide total to date of nearly $80 million.

1. Fifty Shades Of Grey – Universal – $81.7M
2. Kingsman: The Secret Service – 20th Century Fox – $35.6M
3. Spongebob Squarepants: Sponge Out Of Water – Paramount – $30.5M
4. American Sniper – Warner Bros. – $16.4M
5. Jupiter Ascending – Warner Bros. – $9.4M
6. Seventh Son – Universal – $4.2M
7. Paddington – The Weinstein Company – $4.1M
8. The Imitation Game – The Weinstein Company – $3.5M
9. The Wedding Ringer – Sony – $3.4M
10. Project Almanac – Paramount – $2.7M
11. Black Or White – Relativity Media – $2.6M
12. Boy Next Door, The – Universal – $1.8M

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