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Fifty Shades Freed Weekend Box Office Collection

Fifty Shades Freed Weekend Box Office Collection

FIFTY Shades Freed has roared past the $125 million mark at the global box office, less than a week after its premiere.

"Freed" has had the biggest opening weekend of any movie so far this year.

The $25 million opening bests the $24 million summer debut of Sony's critically panned but commercially successful "Emoji Movie" and the studio's April disappointment, "Smurfs: The Lost Village", which opened with $13.2 million. This means the franchise has brought in over $1 billion total. The journalism drama has topped $50 million outside the United States. Terrible reviews (20% Fresh, but still better than Fifty Shades Freed's 11%), a telling of an incident that most Americans probably forgot happened (because it didn't happen on American soil) and a stunt casting gimmick (the three Americans who suppressed the gunman play themselves), combined for a weak opening for an Eastwood movie.

Although author E. L. James has followed up the first two books with Grey and Darker, which tell the same story from Christian's point of view, and is working on the final installment, there are no plans for another film. The franchise has been enormously profitable for Universal, considering the trio of titles cost a combined $150 million to produce before marketing.

Clint Eastwood's 'The 15:17 to Paris' didn't quite make it to the station.

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STXfilms' fourth weekend of heist thriller "Den of Thieves" edged Warner Bros. fourth session of "12 Strong" for the 10th spot with $2.9 million (RM11.4 million) at 1,468 locations for a $41 million (RM161.5 million) total. It earned a B minus on CinemaScore and a 20 percent "rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

The weekend saw a significant increase in moviegoing in the wake of a slow Super Bowl weekend with $138 million (RM543.8 million), up 46%, according to comScore. Peter Rabbit's target demographic has also been largely underserved of late, with only Paddington 2 ($38.4 million domestic total) serving as a suitable option for youngsters.

Eight-week-old 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' collected another $9.8 million and dropped to #4. China is the top market with $76.1 million, followed by the United Kingdom with $49 million.

Try to remember that next week, even though "Black Panther" is expected to open with a figure greater than this weekend's entire take.


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