I’ll fully admit that I don’t really know anything about the Fifty Shades of Kink series. I started to read the first book when it came out to see what all of the hype was about and couldn’t make it through half of it. I get it, I’m not the core audience for it. That being said, the movies have made almost $1 Billion dollars at the Box Office; so there’s got to be SOMETHING good about them. Over in the States the newest film, Fifty Shades Freed, debuted at #1 with $38.8 million. Fine. Overseas, the film took in $98 million and brought it’s Worldwide Total to $136 million. Given that the budget was only $55 million; I’d say they have another hit on their hands…at least until this upcoming weekend.
The other debuts this weekend were Peter Rabbit and The 15:17 to Paris which debuted in the 2nd and 3rd spots respectively. While, I have no desire to see either movie; I was surprised to find out that Clint Eastwood directed 15:17. I don’t even think I saw a preview for this movie. Who is still giving him money to direct? Any way, check out the rest of the Top Five below.
1. ‘Fifty Shades Freed’
2. ’Peter Rabbit’
3. ‘The 15:17 to Paris’
4. ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’
5. ‘The Greatest Showman’
Next weekend, we finally have the premiere of Black Panther. The film is tracking to earn over $120 million on its debut. This estimate seems low as it’s already outpaced every film ever in pre-sale tickets AND it’s a Holiday weekend. I’m going for $150 million; but you can see if I’m right in the next edition of Weekend Roundup!