Box Office: Fifty Shades Of Grey is highest-earning explicit film of all time

Posted: March 9, 2015 in Movies
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50 shades of grey among box office highest earners. PHOTO/FILE.

Fifty Shades Of Grey has now made more than $500 million at the box office worldwide, making it one of the highest-earning explicit films of all time.

The big screen adaptation of E.L James’ book may not have been a success with the critics, but it has surpassed all expectations to become a box office smash.

Having boasted one of the strongest openings for an 18-rated film ever, it has now surpassed Ted to become Universal Pictures’ highest-grossing explicit international release ever.

Other R-rated (the American equivalent of an 18 rating) films now left trailing by Fifty Shades include Pretty Woman, Gladiator, The Exorcist and The Matrix.

It still has some way to go to match the highest-grossing explicit film ever, with 2003’s The Matrix Reloaded raking in a total of $742 million worldwide.

According to Forbes, Fifty Shades is also one of the highest-grossing live-action films directed by a woman, second only to Mamma Mia.

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