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With Fifty Shades Freed, the Franchise Crosses $1 Billion

12 February 2018

Director Clint Eastwood's The 15:17 To Paris pulled into third place with $12.6 million plus $5.3 million from the foreign box office.

Freed's bow will come in below those of its predecessors: Fifty Shades Darker opened to $46.6 million previous year, and Fifty Shades of Grey opened to a whopping $85.2 million in 2015. As audiences soon discovered, though, the sex scenes weren't all that steamy, and film's two (otherwise very talented!) leads had little chemistry as they recited its laughably bad dialogue-so the next two movies in the series weren't quite as strong at the box office.

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Looking big picture, all three Fifty Shades movies have thus far combined to take in about $430 million worldwide so far... and only cost a combined $150 million to produce (before marketing).

Universal Pictures unleashed the third and final chapter of the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy into cinemas around the globe this weekend, with the Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan-headlined erotic drama Fifty Shades Freed whipping up a $137 million opening worldwide. The film received largely negative reviews from critics but a so-so B-plus CinemaScore from moviegoers.

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Peter Rabbit opened to tepid reviews from film critics and took in a middling $25 million across the US this week. Directed by Will Gluck, "Peter Rabbit" is based on the stories of the character of the same name created by Beatrix Potter. A reconstruction of the 2015 effort by Ayoub el Khazzani to kill passengers aboard a European train - thwarted by vacationing U.S. servicemen - "The 15:17 to Paris" collected about $12.6 million, Eastwood's lowest wide-release opening result since "J".

In a unique twist, it stars the soldiers themselves - Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler and Alek Skarlatos.

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A pair of holiday season holdovers in their eighth weekends took fourth and fifth as Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle finished with about $10 million at 3,126 sites and Fox's The Greatest Showman grossed $6.4 million at 2,373 screens. Those figures bring their respective domestic totals to $365.7 million and $146.5 million. Check out the February 9-11 figures below.

With Fifty Shades Freed, the Franchise Crosses $1 Billion