With Fifty Shades Freed, the Franchise Crosses $1 Billion
With Fifty Shades Freed, the Franchise Crosses $1 Billion
Fifty Shades Freed whips Peter Rabbit, 15:17 to Paris at the box office
12 February, 2018, 06:42
Overall the marketplace is still down around 1.8 percent for the year and around 27 percent from the same weekend last year, which, comScore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian notes, saw the launch of "The Lego Batman Movie, " "FiftyShades Darker',' and "John Wick: Chapter 2, " all of which opened over $30 million".
Based on the third and final entry in the book series by British author E.L. James, the film was anticipated to gross about $33 million in North America, according to people who have reviewed pre-release audience surveys.
"We are exhilarated with the results", said Jim Orr of the franchise's distributor, Universal Pictures.
Its the "climax" to the FiftyShades series and judging from the critical response FiftyShades Freed is 1 film too many. We expect similar if not even more robust results for Valentine's Day on Wednesday.
The final installment of Universal's erotic trilogy based on the books of E.L. James is on track to debut with about $38.8 million from 3,768 theaters in the US and Canada this weekend, outpacing fellow newcomers Peter Rabbit and 15:17 to Paris while unseating Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Directed by Will Gluck, "Peter Rabbit" is based on the stories of the character of the same name created by Beatrix Potter.
"The 15:17 to Paris" follows a handful of Eastwood-directed hits about homegrown heroism, including "Sully" and "American Sniper".
And Clint Eastwood's terrorism movie The 15:17 to Paris got terrible reviews by critics, taking in just $12.6 million on the weekend.
Rounding out the top five, Fox's "The Greatest Showman", also in its eighth week, added $6.4 million for a cumulative $146.5 million.
The dramatic thriller is about the true story of three American soldiers and lifelong pals as they thwart a terrorist attack on a train.
Next week, Disney opens the highly anticipated "Black Panther", Lionsgate debuts the animated "Early Man" and Pure Flix premieres the drama "Samson".
Athletes from the two countries marched side by side during the opening ceremony and have formed a joint women's hockey team. In short, the winter Olympics at Pyeongchang is fast turning into a metaphorical wedge to split an uneasy alliance.
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The build up to the West Brom game is again being clouded by analysis of Antonio Conte's future at the club. But I understand that we have to live with this pressure, and it's OK for me and my players".
The Algerian pushed for a move away to Manchester City in January, and fell out with the club after they rejected his dream move. Manchester City scored three minutes into each half to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to sixteen points.
The severe weather also caused delays to train services on the Gold Coast and Beenleigh lines, but they later returned to normal. Although wind gusts reached speeds of 111km/hr in Moreton Bay, the storm cell only provided a small amount of much-needed rain.
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Winter Olympics: Japan focused ahead of women's hockey clash
As the opening ceremony began, she and South Korean President Moon Jae-in exchanged a historic handshake and spoke briefly. Her arrival on Kim Jong Un's private jet with a coterie of 22 officials was broadcast live on South Korean television.
Winter Olympics opening ceremony sees historic handshake
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Medals awarded in men's snowboard slopestyle
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