Box Office: Fifty Shades Of Grey Whips Competition

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It was a huge Valentine’s Day weekend at the movies with Fifty Shades Of Grey taking #1 with a $81.7 million three day gross. The film had negative reviews with both critics and audiences (C+ CinemaScore), meaning that this should see a significant drop next week.No worries, is added $158 million overseas for a worldwide $239.7 million take on a budget of $40 million. The next installments of the franchise have already been announced.

Note: Numbers include Sunday estimates and are three-day estimates. A studio recoups 55% of a film’s grosses on average, meaning it needs to approximately double its budget to be profitable during its theatrical run.

BOX OFFICE TOP TEN (Three-Day Numbers)
1. Fifty Shades of Grey – $81.7 million ($81.7 million total)
2. Kingsman: The Secret Service – $35.6 million ($35.6 million total)
3. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water – $30.5 million ($93.7 million total)
4. American Sniper – $16.4 million ($304.1 million total)
5. Jupiter Ascending – $9.4 million ($32.6 million total)
6. Seventh Son – $4.2 million ($13.4 million total)
7. Paddington – $4.2 million ($62.3 million total)
8. The Imitation Game – $3.5 million ($79.7 million total)
9. The Wedding Ringer – $3.4 million ($59.7 million total)
10. Project Almanac – $2.7 million ($19.6 million total)