'Fifty Shades Freed' tops the North American box office with $38.8M

'Fifty Shades Freed' tops the North American box office with $38.8M

'Fifty Shades Freed' tops the North American box office with $38.8M

Manly heroism in a geopolitical context? Fifty Shades Freed Out performs other co releases. Fifty Shades Darker spiked massively midweek on February 14th a year ago (a Tuesday), so expect the same here, followed by the weekend total falling off a cliff.

Of the new films, "Fifty Shades" seems to have received the least credit from the experts. The first, "Fifty Shades of Grey", opened in 2015 with $85 million domestically before grossing $571 million globally.

In any case, the "Fifty Shades" trilogy has never gotten much respect from the industry.

While Mr. Grey has always been a cold fish in these movies, there are more reasons than ever for Ana to leave this tool.

Clearly, the third and final instalment of the erotic series is having no trouble getting bottoms on seats - despite being absolutely destroyed by critics. According to tracking service PostTrak, "Freed" drew a crowd that was 81 percent women. That's the demographic that Hollywood understands and caters to the least. Afghan war drama "12 Strong" took $2.7 million (RM10.6 million) at 1,901 sites for a 24-day total of $42 million (RM165.4 million). Over the course of the trilogy, the franchise has cleared $1 billion at the global box office.

If you're following that line of thought, you may be curious to know when you can watch Fifty Shades Freed from the comfort of your home.

Peter Rabbit opened in second place with a better than predicted opening weekend.

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Clint Eastwood had a tougher weekend with "The 15:17 to Paris". The franchise has been enormously profitable for Universal, considering the trio of titles cost a combined $150 million to produce before marketing. Its $12.6 million domestic debut landed in at #3.

Nonetheless, "Paris" did only a third as well as "Freed".

On film ratings website Rotten Tomatoes, the film scored just 6 out of 100, making it among the worst-ranking films of the year so far. Audiences weren't so kind either, giving the movie a B-. Those legs are better than Titanic's.

Peter Rabbit brings an end to Jumanji's monopoly on family entertainment, landing with a pretty decent $25 million for the weekend.

Finally, the tenth spot in this week's box-office countdown belongs to Den of Thieves, which brought in $2.9 million, giving it a $41 million total for four weeks.

Rounding out the top five this weekend are "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" and "The Greatest Showman". China is the top market with $76.1 million, followed by the United Kingdom with $49 million. The Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson-starring adventure movie drops to the fourth place with an additional $9.8 million in its eighth week, while Hugh Jackman's musical flick is estimated to collect $6.4 million.

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