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Category: Movie News
Fifty Shades of Grey,” the widely anticipated adaptation of the best-selling novel about a kinky relationship between a businessman and a college student, took in $81.7 million in ticket sales to soar to the top of U.S. and Canadian weekend box office charts.
The film, which stars James Dornan and Dakota Johnson as the libidinous couple, far outpaced the No. 2 release, “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” which took in $35.6 million from Friday through Sunday, according to studio estimates.
Third place on the U.S. Presidents’ Day holiday weekend went to the family-friendly “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water,” based on the popular television show about a talking animated sponge, which sold $30.5 million in tickets at U.S. and Canadian theaters.
“Fifty Shades” got a boost from a Valentine’s Day opening after it was released earlier in the week in 57 foreign markets. It took in an additional $158 million overseas, for a global total of $240 million. Early U.S. screenings on Thursday night brought in $8.6 million, setting the scene for a record-breaking opening for any Presidents’ Day weekend.
Nick Carpou, president of domestic distribution for Universal Pictures, the Comcast Corp. Unit that released the film, said a combination of Valentine’s Day, a long holiday weekend and intense interest from smaller and mid-sized markets all helped drive the record numbers.
Dakota Johnson may have bared all in Fifty Shades of Grey but revealed she used a bum double for the hardcore S&M punishment scene.
The 25-year-old actress stripped down for her debut lead role but admitted she didn’t want to experience the pain of getting hit with the belt as described in the book. Speaking to the Daily Star the daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffiths said: “There was a close up of a bum getting hit with a belt.
“That was not my bum, because I didn’t want to get hit with a belt.”
Dakota, who has had small roles in The Social Network and 21 Jump Street, wowed on the red carpet this week at the UK premiere for Fifty Shades. The leading lady took the plunge in the dress which was almost cut to her navel. Showing she’s a bit of all-white, the star flaunted her enviably trim frame in the flowing frock with thin straps and glittering detail. Her hair was worn in a sleek, straight style and she made her ensemble pop with a splash of purple lipstick.
Dark-haired stunner Dakota, who plays Anastasia Steele in the S&M-mad movie, completed her look with a silver clutch bag and a large statement ring.
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We have added some stunning photos of Dakota from last nights Fifty Shades of Grey Premiere in London UK.
We have added some photos of Dakota from the Berlin premiere of Fifty Shades of Grey, (more to come!)
We have added 2 new photoshoots, one for USA Today and the other is an almost-nude B&W shoot with Jamie Dornan …