‘Fifty Shades’ Becomes Universal’s Highest-Grossing R-Rated International …
March 2, 2015 - Fifty Shades of Grey
Sex, even of a eccentric variety, apparently knows no bounds and crosses all borders.
“Fifty Shades of Grey” has turn Universal Pictures’ highest-grossing R-rated general recover with $338.4 million, commanding a $330 million done by “Ted.” The amorous play surfaced unfamiliar charts for a third uninterrupted week, adding $36 million from 59 territories to a haul.
Globally, a film should strike $500 million subsequent week — an considerable lapse on a $40 million Universal spent to make Christian Grey’s red room come to life on screen.
Domestically, a film has slowed down, dropping some-more than 50% in a third week to $10.9 million. Due to a erotic theme matter, “Fifty Shades of Grey” has been criminialized in most of a Middle East. There are dual territories left in a general rollout — India and Egypt.
“Focus,” a weekend’s tip Stateside grosser, pulled in $12.2 million opposite 31 general markets. The heist film with Will Smith and Margot Robbie has non-stop in roughly 30% of a abroad markets where it will play, including dual vital territories, Russia and a United Kingdom, where it kicked off to $3.1 million and $3 million, respectively. Next week, a film opens in Germany, Italy, Australia and Mexico.
China done a participation felt on a unfamiliar chart. “From Vegas to Macau 2,” a Hong Kong-Chinese crime comedy with Chow Yun-fat, took second place overseas, pulling in $22 million and pulling a sum to $108 million.
Third place finisher “Big Hero 6″ scored a biggest opening weekend in China for a Disney Animation recover when it bent to $14.8 million. The film about a friendly drudge warranted $21.6 million abroad and has done $572.2 million worldwide given it debuted final fall.
“Kingsman: The Secret Service” combined $25.8 million to a take after opening in several new markets such Mexico, Spain and Italy. The view thriller has done $124.6 million during a unfamiliar box bureau and $210.3 million worldwide.
On a family front, “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” continued to do clever business overseas, picking adult $14.2 million from 46 territories. Internationally a film has done $96.3 million and a tellurian sum stands during $236.6 million.
Also of note, “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” warranted $9.4 million after debuting in 3 general markets, including a United Kingdom and Australia. The snowbirds in India follow-up debuts subsequent Friday in a U.S.