'Fifty Shades of Grey' Enters the Weekend with More Than $300M Worldwide

on February 19, 2015

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Fifty Shades of Grey is now a $300 million worldwide hit. The film hit the global box office milestone this week after adding $209 million from overseas sales to its $102.7 million domestic tally. The worldwide total of the erotic thriller stands at $311.7 million going into the weekend.

Universal issued a press release stating the following overseas box office milestones:

Fifty Shades of Grey opened No. 1 in 54 territories.

  • It is the biggest opening weekend for all films (all time) in 13 territories: Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Paraguay, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Ukraine, Uruguay and Venezuela. 
  • Fifty Shades of Grey is Universal's biggest opening weekend of all time in 35 markets. 
  • It is the biggest opening weekend for an R-rated (or its international equivalent) film in 42 territories. 
  • The film grossed $55M on Saturday (2/14) and set the record as Universal's highest grossing day ever. 
  • This is Universal's second biggest international weekend behind Fast & Furious 6 with $161.3M. 
  • It is the biggest opening weekend for an R-rated film internationally, beating the previous record holder, The Matrix Revolutions ($117M) and other films such as 300: Rise of an Empire ($89M), Hangover 2 ($60.3M) and Sex and the City ($59M).

 

 

Tags: overseas, Fifty Shades of Grey

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