Fifty Shades of Grey Opens with $85 million three-day debut

Fifty Shades of Grey Opens with $85 million three-day debut

“Fifty Shades of Grey” didn’t relinquish control of the box office. Director Sam Taylor is sitting pretty as “Fifty Shades of Grey” earns a record-breaking $85 million on its three-day debut over President’s Day weekend. As a follow up, Universal’s erotic drama starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan earned $23.2 million at No. 1 in its second weekend at the box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. The adaptation of E.L. James’ best-selling novel earned an additional $68.1 million overseas.

Fifty Shades of Grey is a 2011 erotic romance novel by British author E. L. James. It is the first installment in the Fifty Shades trilogy that traces the deepening relationship between a college graduate, Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson), and a young business magnate, Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan). It is notable for its explicitly erotic scenes featuring elements of sexual practices involving bondage/discipline, dominance/submission, and sadism/masochism (BDSM). Originally self-published as an ebook and a print-on-demand, publishing rights were acquired by Vintage Books in March 2012.

The second and third volumes, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, were published in 2012. Fifty Shades of Grey has topped best-seller lists around the world, including those of the United Kingdom and the United States. The series has sold over 100 million copies worldwide and been translated into 52 languages, and set a record in the United Kingdom as the fastest-selling paperback of all time. Critical reception of the book, however, has tended toward the negative, with the quality of its prose generally seen as poor. Universal Pictures and Focus Features produced a film adaptation, which was released on 13 February 2015 and also received generally unfavorable reviews.

 

Links: 

http://www.eljamesauthor.com/books/fifty-shades-of-grey/Fifty Shades of Grey – E L James official website: http://www.eljamesauthor.com/books/fifty-shades-of-grey/

Dakota Johnson becomes a style icon over night: http://jaxcouture.com/dakota-johnson-becomes-a-style-icon-with-fifty-shades-of-grey/

‘Fifty Shades’ Has Massive Drop In Weekend Two: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/22/fifty-shades-of-grey-box-office_n_6730978.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular