The erotic drama starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan earned another $23.2 million in its second weekend at the box office, according to studio estimates on Sunday.
The erotic R-rated drama sizzled in its debut, earning an estimated $81.7 million from 3,646 theaters in its first three days, distributor Universal Pictures said on Sunday.
“The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” finally unseated Clint Eastwood’s runaway hit “American Sniper” at the weekend box office, while high-priced fantasies flopped.
“American Sniper” shot down another box office record. According to Sunday estimates, it made $31.9 million this weekend for the biggest Super Bowl weekend gross ever.
After three weeks atop the box office, “The Hobbit” has been taken down by Liam Neeson.
Hollywood kicked off 2015 on a positive note, with three films vying for the weekend box office title. But it remained with the final chapter of “The Hobbit” for the third straight week.
Audiences had their pick of genres during the Christmas weekend, but no movie could keep up with “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.”
Despite on demand availability, crowds still flocked to theaters to catch showings of “The Interview,” Thursday.
The biblical epic “Exodus: Gods and Kings” easily ruled the weekend with a $24.5 million debut, according to the box office tracker’s Sunday estimates.
The latest “Hunger Games” sequel continues to dominate the box office, but some awards season hopefuls proved their might with impressive limited release showings.
“Mockingjay, Part 1″ didn’t catch fire like the previous installments of “The Hunger Games,” but it still had the biggest opening of the year, according to studio estimates.
Twenty years after the 1994 original, “Dumb and Dumber To” opened with $38.1 million at the weekend box office, according to studio estimates released on Sunday.