“Fifty Shades of Grey” is showing no signs of slowing down as it retains the title as the top-selling movie in America. The raunchy movie based on E.L. James’ trilogy of kinky novels reigns king after raking in an estimated $23 million domestically. The movie starring Jamie Dornan as the wealthy young entrepreneur Christian Grey, and Dakota Johnson as the love interest, Anastasia Steele, failed to impress critics but it’s proving to be a major box office hit. The film helmed by Sam Taylor-Johnson managed to take over $410,6 million worldwide since its release on February 13.
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“Kingsman: The Secret Service” and “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” positions at the box office remain unchanged since last week at No. 2 and 3, with $17.5 million and $15.5 million respectively. Newcomers this week, track-and-field drama “McFarland, USA” and teen drama “The DUFF” take up the fourth and fifth spots with $15.5 million and $11 million respectively. Starring Hollywood veteran Kevin Costner, “McFarland, USA” is based on the 1987 true story which follows novice runners from McFarland as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Costner). Coach White and the McFarland students have a lot to learn about each other but when White starts to realize the boys’ exceptional running ability, things begin to change. Review aggregator Rottentomatoes dished out a fresh rating for the film directed by Niki Caro.
The site’s critic consensus reads:
“Disney’s inspirational sports drama formula might be old hat, but McFarland, USA proves it still works — especially with a talented director and eminently likable star in the mix.
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Quick look at the top-grossing pictures in North American theaters, courtesy of Box Office Mojo:
- “Fifty Shades of Grey” – $23.2 million
- “Kingsman: The Secret Service” – $17.5 million
- “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” – $15.5 million
- “McFarland, USA” – $11.3 million
- “The DUFF” – $11 million
- “American Sniper” – $9.7 million
- “Hot Tub Time Machine 2” – $5.8 million
- “Jupiter Ascending” – $3.7 million
- “The Imitation Game” – $2.6 million
- “Paddington” – $2.3 million