It looks like "Fifty Shades Darker" is going to be the one getting spanked this weekend, based on both audience reaction and box office numbers.
John DeFoe, who reviewed the movie for The Hollywood Reporter, said he heard plenty of snickers amongst the crowd. (I saw the movie and there WAS alot of laughing going on!)
Then, there's the bottom line. "The Lego Batman Movie" is also opening this weekend and it's expected to top the box office, pulling in potentially $70-million. "Fifty Shades?" Somewhere between $30 and $40-million. Considering the first movie made a record-breaking $85 million, this is not good news for Universal. Only time will tell!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
photo: Universal Pictures