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Monday, February 16, 2015

'Fifty Shades of Grey' Tops 'The Passion of the Christ' as Biggest Feb. Debut Ever

Written by  James Bendell
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One more box office record on the books for Fifty Shades of Grey. It looks like the R-rated ode to kinky sex passed The Passion of the Christ as the biggest February weekend debut in box office history.

Whittaker Chambers wrote that he once asked a priest, "Father, can western civilization be saved?"

The priest replied, "what makes you think it's worth saving?"

I think the answer is pretty clear now....

The $158 million foreign debut by Universal’s steamy adaptation is the biggest ever for an R-rated movie

The steamy “Fifty Shades of Grey” dominated the international box office this weekend, debuting at No. 1 in 55 foreign markets with $158 million, the best opening ever for an R-rated movie.

The huge overseas haul, combined with a domestic debut projected to hit $90 million over the Presidents Day holiday, brings the film’s global total for the weekend to $239.7 million for the Universal Pictures and Focus Features release. That’s an impressive return on a movie that cost $40 million to make and virtually assures a sequel. Michael DeLuca, Dana Brunetti and James produced.

God help us all!

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