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'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Whips Up Record $93 Million Weekend

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'Fifty Shades of Grey', starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, owned the box-office over the weekend with over sixty percent of moviegoers opting to see E.L. James' raunchy novel play out on the big screen. The film, which cost about $40 million to make, shattered February records with a $93 million opening in the United States and $266.6 million worldwide.

It took in $85.17 million over the first three days and not only did it destroy weekend records for Valentine's Day and Presidents Day, but the film has also became the highest February debut ever, replacing 'Passion of the Christ', which raked in a robust $83.9 million in 2004.

Internationally, the film also played well with a massive $173.6 million from 58 territories, which saw it open at No.1 in 54 locations and set records in 13 of those. Get more details beneath:

'Fifty Shades' Hits $93M Over Four-Days; Final B.O. Actuals

Rentrak has reported box office actuals for Presidents Day weekend of February 13-16 with Universal Focus Features’ Fifty Shades Of Grey coming in a hair higher with a 3-day of $85.17M, and a slightly lower four-day of $93M. Among R-rated 3-day openings, Fifty Shades owns the fourth best of all-time, with 2003’s Matrix Reloaded still tops with $91.77M, and as mentioned previously, the feature adaptation of E.L. James bestselling novel is the top opening ever for a February release. 20th Century Fox’s Kingsman: Secret Service maintains its $36.2M three-day, but is slightly below its 4-day prediction yesterday with an actual of $41.76M. Final total tickets sales to date for 2015 for the period of January 1-February 16 is $1.489B, +10% over the same frame in 2014. Total four-day domestic weekend tally: $246.16M, still an all-time record for the holiday, that +18% over the same four-day frame a year ago.

'Fifty Shades' Higher In Global Bow At $266.6M; Record R-Rated Opening Overseas

Final overseas update by Universal for Fifty Shades Of Grey shows a global weekend through Monday of $266.6M with $173.6M coming from 10,979 screens in 58 territories. It’s still the biggest February opener overseas of all-time and the second best for Universal behind Fast & Furious 6‘s $160.3M overseas bow. The E.L. James feature adaptation is No. 1 in 54 territories. Updated top weekend results include UK and Ireland $20.8M; Germany $14.1M; France $12.3M; Russia $11M; Italy $10.1M; Spain $8.7M; Brazil $8.3M; Mexico $8.1M; Australia $8M; Poland $4.7M and Argentina $3.5M. The film remains the biggest bow of all-time in 13 markets: Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Paraguay, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Ukraine, Uruguay and Venezuela. Also for an R-rated film –or an equivalent — Fifty Shades touts the biggest opening abroad ever for an adult film, beating the previous record holder The Matrix Revolutions at $117M.

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