We all like to snicker at the “Fifty Shades of Grey” series. It gets terrible reviews. Right now it’s at 10 on Rotten Tomatoes.
But last night part 3– “Fifty Shades of Freed”– drew $5.6 million in preview showings. That’s roughly what Part 2 did in previews. “Fifty Shades Darker” scored a total worldwide $381 million, $114 million of that in the US. There was no restraining it!
Remember, “Freed” was shot simultaneously with “Darker,” so the costs are way down for this last go round. “Darker” made $21.4 mil on its Thurs-Fri total opening. So we’ll see how the new one has done in the AM. There’s not much out there this weekend as everyone waits for “Black Panther.” Considering how nasty the critics have been (not me) to Clint Eastwood, if “15:17 to Paris” makes anything this weekend, it’s a success. Go see it for yourselves.