Fifty Shades of Grey whips UK box office into a frenzy

Fifty Shades of Grey whips UK box office into a frenzy

Postby dutchman » Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:46 pm

Fifty Shades of Grey has shattered box office records in the UK.

The big-screen adaptation of EL James's best-selling erotic novel earned £13.5 million to take home top spot in the UK ahead of Big Hero 6 and the Shaun the Sheep Movie.

Fifty Shades is the UK and Ireland's biggest ever 18 certificate and non-franchise/sequel opening, as well as the largest February and Valentine's Day debut. The film also has the biggest opening weekend bow of 2015 so far.

Sam Taylor-Johnson's movie, which stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, has so far grossed more than $260 million at the worldwide box office and is the number one movie in the US.

Elsewhere in the week's UK chart, the only other new release to make a dent in the top ten is Peppa Pig: The Golden Boots. The family film earned £687,417 on its debut weekend on release.

The UK box office top ten in full:
1. (-) Fifty Shades of Grey - £13,550,290
2. (1) Big Hero 6 - £1,841,570
3. (3) Shaun the Sheep Movie - £1,736,986
4. (2) Kingsman: The Secret Service - £1,605,942
5. (4) Jupiter Ascending - £827,604
6. (-) Peppa Pig: The Golden Boots - £687,417
7. (5) American Sniper - £641,174
8. (7) The Theory of Everything - £522,465
9. (6) Selma - £429,086
10. (11) Paddington - £208,857

Source: Rentrak
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