‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ seduces box office with $239.7 million

MUMBAI: Universal Pictures’ erotica movie Fifty Shades of Grey has seduced the global box office with stupendous collections of $ 239.7 million in its opening weekend. 


According to Rentrak’s box office estimates for the weekend of 15 February, 2015, the movie collected a whopping $81.7 million at the box office in North America.


Rentrak senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian said, “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.”


The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, 15 February, 2015, are below:


1. Fifty Shades Of Grey - $239.7 million

2. Kingsman: The Secret Service - $58.7 million

3. Spongebob Squarepants: Sponge Out Of Water - $44 million

4. Somewhere Only We Know - $30 million

5. Jupiter Ascending - $25 million

6. American Sniper - $20.1 million

7. Big Hero 6 - $9.9 million

8. Taken 3 - $8.3 million

9. The Imitation Game - $7.5 million

10. Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb - $7.1 million

11. Detective K: The Laborer's Daughter – $6.2 million

12. Paddington - $5.1 million


The top 12 North American weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, 15 February, 2015, are below:


1. Fifty Shades Of Grey - $81.7 million

2. Kingsman: The Secret Service - $35.6 million

3. Spongebob Squarepants: Sponge Out Of Water - $30.5 million

4. American Sniper - $16.4 million

5. Jupiter Ascending - $9.4 million

6. Seventh Son - $4.2 million

7. Paddington - $4.1 million

8. The Imitation Game - $3.5 million

9. The Wedding Ringer - $3.4 million

10. Project Almanac - $2.7 million

11. Black Or White - $2.6 million

12. The Boy Next Door - $1.8 million

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