50 Shades of Grey wins US box office for second week

Fifty Shades of Grey has claimed the US box office for a second week after taking $23,246,000.

The erotic adaptation – starring Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele – became the highest-grossing Presidents’ Day opener and second-highest February opening of all time after taking $81.6 million last week.

Upon its release, Fifty Shades ranked among the biggest R-rated movie debuts, with only The Matrix Reloaded, The Hangover Part II and The Passion of the Christ earning more.

Colin Firth’s Kingsman: The Secret Service holds onto the second spot with $17.5 million while last week’s number one The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water stays three with $15.5 million.

Kevin Costner’s McFarland, USA is new at four with $11.3 million, just beating teen comedy The DUFF which rounds out the top five.

American Sniper occupies the number six spot, as comedy sequel Hot Tub Time Machine 2 enters at seven with $5.8 million.

Sci-fi epic Jupiter Ascending is at eight, while The Imitation Game and Paddington round out the top ten.

The US weekend box office Top 10 for February 20-22 is as follows:
1. (1) Fifty Shades of Grey – $81,670,000
2. (2) Kingsman: The Secret Service – $17,525,000
3. (3) The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water – $15,500,000
4. (-) McFarland, USA – $11,315,000
5. (-) The DUFF – $11,025,000
6. (4) American Sniper – $9,650,000
7. (-) Hot Tube Time Machine 2 – $5,800,000
8. (5) Jupiter Ascending – $3,660,000
9. (8) The Imitation Game – $2,565,000
10. (7) Paddington – $2,289,000

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