“Fifty Shades Freed” is the last movie in the trilogy adapting the popular E.L. James books. It won the weekend box office with an estimated $38.8 million
According to this: With the release of “Fifty Shades Freed,” the third movie in Universal’s “Fifty Shades” trilogy, based on the popular erotic E.L. James books, we have now hit the end of the franchise. Despite not being a favorite of critics, it gave a boost for the February box office the last few years, which often has few moneymakers.
“Fifty Shades Freed,” which continues the relationship evolution of Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) and Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan), took in an estimated $38.8 million over the weekend, according to Variety.
Though that’s the lowest opening of the three movies — for a trilogy that was slaughtered by the critics (“Freed” got an 11% rating, “Darker” got 10%, and “Grey” got 25%) and was mostly attended by the books’ loyal fans — Universal can’t be too disappointed overall.
The three movies have a worldwide total of $1 billion, and if “Freed” is like the other two releases, it will easily gross over $100 million domestically by the end of its theatrical run.
I’ll wait until I can watch it free. I love the story line, but I hate that E.L James milked it for every penny. This movie could have easily been finished within 2 books/movies. So, yep I’ll watch it but only when it’s free.