Fifty Shades of Grey Whips Box Office Competition For Second Weekend Win

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Fifty Shades of Grey Box Office

By Daniel Gates


Fifty Shades of Grey Box Office


Fifty Shades of Grey, America’s favorite sextravaganza, stayed atop the box office this weekend. The movie earned $23.2 million, a steep drop of more than 70 percent from last week’s record-setting opening numbers. But it was still more than enough to dominate the competition for the second week in a row.

Kingsman: The Secret Service was again whipped into second place, taking in $17.5 million. In third again was The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water with $15.5 million.

Fourth place was a close battle between teen comedy The Duff, starring Bella Thorne and Mae Whitman, and Kevin Costner’s inspirational sports drama McFarland, USA. The latter just barely came out on top with $11.3 million, compared to $11 million.

American Sniper, now well beyond the $300 million mark overall, continues to rack up box office receipts, taking in another $9.7 million for the weekend and winning sixth place. That put it ahead of Hot Tub Time Machine 2, which flopped with a $5.8 million debut that landed the comedy in the number 7 spot. The Channing Tatum-Mila Kunis space adventure Jupiter Ascending captured 8th place with $3.7 million.

Rounding out the Top 10 were the Oscar-nominated The Imitation Game ($2.6 million), which could win Best Picture at Sunday’s Academy Awards, and the children’s movie Paddington ($2.3 million). What did you see this weekend?

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