Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:19 am
Fifty Shades Freed has been given a proper thrashing by critics across the world, but despite the fears of some in Hollywood, and even without any full-frontal Jamie Dornan bits, there are movies that are absolutely critic-proof, and the final part of the Fifty Shades trilogy is one of them.
The film has topped the US Box Office this weekend, according to the latest figures from Box Office Mojo.
It racked up $38.8 million over the weekend, putting it at number one and ahead of two other new entires in this week's chart.
In at number two was the much rnore wholesome Peter Rabbit with $25 million, and at number three was Clint Eastwood's latest The 15:17 to Paris with $12.6 million.
Then comes last weekend's number one, reboot Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which grossed $9.8 million
And rounding out the top five was The Greatest Showman with $6.4 million.
The rest of the top ten was filled out with Maze Runner: The Death Cure, Winchester, The Post, The Shape of Water and Den of Thieves.
The commercial success of the Fifty Shades trilogy despite increasing critical disdain for each outing has led to rumours of adaptations of EL James's spinoff novels.
The author has already published reworkings of Fifty Shades of Grey and Fifty Shades Darker, this time from Christian Grey's viewpoint, rather than Ana Steele, and is presumably working on the final part of the re-angled trilogy.
But with the films presented objectively in the third person, there seems little dramatic justification to adapt the spinoffs.
Jamie Dornan has already said that he's not interested in playing Christian Grey in any new films they make for that very reason.
Check out the Feb. 9-11 figures below:
1. Fifty Shades Freed — $38.8 million
2. Peter Rabbit — $25 million
3. The 15:17 to Paris — $12.6 million
4. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle — $9.8 million
5. The Greatest Showman — $6.4 million
6. Maze Runner: The Death Cure — $6 million
7. Winchester — $5.1 million
8. The Post — $3.5 million
9. The Shape of Water — $3 million
10. Den of Thieves — $2.9 million