Fifty Shades of Grey is doing the damn thing globally, even though it fell 73 percent at the box office here in the States.
Fifty Shades easily stayed No. 1 everywhere as it raced past the $400 million mark globally, an enviable feat. Domestically, the $40 million film earned $23.2 million for a 10-day total of $130.1 million.
Overseas, Fifty Shades is far more of a powerhouse, declining 57 percent to $68.1 million for a whopping international total of $280.5 million. The movie remained No. 1 in 50 markets.
Fifty Shades still stayed at number one, while Kingsman: Secret Service held on to the number two slot, with Hot Tub Time Machine 2 only pulling in $5 million at the box office for seventh place. Box Office Mojo has a few ideas why the movie didn’t do well this weekend:
Comedy sequels need to either arrive in close proximity to the original—two to three years—or far enough after for nostalgia to have kicked in. Finally, atrocious reviews likely kept some casual fans of the original away from theaters this weekend.
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SOURCE: THR, Box Office Mojo | PHOTO CREDIT: EW