Like The Movie ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’? Expect More Where That Came From
February 17, 2015 - Fifty Shades of Grey
In only one weekend, a film chronicle of a best-selling book, Fifty Shades of Grey, has racked up $265 million during a tellurian box office. With $85 million of that entrance from a U.S., a film had a best opening weekend of any Feb recover in story violence out The Passion of a Christ that warranted $83.8 million when it non-stop in 2004.
Considering a film cost only $40 million to make, it’s already a outrageous profit-maker for Universal and a primogenitor association Comcast Comcast. As my co-worker Scott Mendelson pointed out, Universal did a good pursuit selling a film (aside from a disastrous press tour) and a studio apparently done a right preference to tinge down some of a some-more pithy passionate element that done a book such a strike though would have risked an NC-17 rating.
For years a many successful Valentine’s Day cinema have been formed on Nicholas Sparks books. Films like The Vow and Safe Haven were a go-to Feb intrigue films. Fifty Shades of Grey altered a equation before it even strike theaters. This year’s annual Nicholas Sparks film, The Longest Ride, will strike theaters in Apr instead of Feb this year.
While we would like to wish that a doctrine Hollywood takes divided from a film is that womanlike directors creation cinema directed roughly precisely during women can make boatloads of money, it’s some-more expected that other studios will only demeanour to replicate a Fifty Shades template of an inexpensive soft-core film attack theaters in February. It will be roughly unfit to find a likewise successful book to bottom destiny films on though there are copiousness of Fifty Shades clones with unsubtle names from best-selling authors like Tame Me, Taking It All and Bared To You. Today executives are no doubt screaming during their growth workman bees to find a next Fifty Shades.
Universal has a close on this marketplace for a successive few years interjection to a dual sequels to Fifty Shades from author E.L. James. Although both lead actors Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan seemed like they positively hated filming a initial movie, a good strike in income should assistance get them behind for a successive dual films.
While some have pronounced Fifty Shades could turn a R-rated homogeneous of Twilight, that seems like a stretch. The film will have to reason clever during a box bureau in sequence to proceed Twilight levels (even a initial Twilight film warranted $392 million during a tellurian box office) and any successive film will have to acquire some-more during a box office. The final Twilight movie, Breaking Dawn Part II was a highest-grossing of a authorization with $830 million during a tellurian box office.
There’s a good possibility Fifty Shades won’t have that kind of staying power. Audiences might have paid their income opening weekend though they’re not overly-enthused about a film. It got a Cinemascore of C+. Kingsman: The Secret Service, that was the other large film this weekend with $36 million during a box office, gets a B+.
Even if it’s not a successive Twilight, it’s certain to coax copiousness of imitators, only like a book did.
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