There were big expectations when it was announced that the movie not only starred the seriously hot Jamie Dornan, but also featured 20 minutes of naughty business, so it’s not surprising fans were falling over themselves to get a ticket.
It opened on the silver screen on Friday 13 and The Sun reports it was mostly women who snapped up the chance to see Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson get it on.
According to a report on the Hollywood Reporter, 80% of tickets bought for Valentine’s Day showings were by couples in America. The film is now said to be number one in 56 markets, with an international debut projected at $158.3 million. A UK metro report.