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‘Fifty Shades’ Surging Past ‘Lego Batman’

With solid reviews and the backing of a franchise flagship that grossed $457.7 million on its own, it was little surprise that The Lego Batman Movie was able to best Fifty Shades Darker on Valentine’s Day weekend.

Despite its terrible reviews, however, it was Fifty Shades that has dominated the box office since. And with this weekend’s new movies not passing critical muster, could the fanfic-turned-novel-turned-movie franchise find itself suddenly at No. 1 come Sunday?

It’s a real possibility.

Lego Batman’s final box office tally for last weekend was just a tad over $53 million compared to $46.6 million from Fifty Shades. Yet, for the week that followed, Fifty Shades posted a winning streak that has actually pushed its total domestic take ahead of Lego Batman going into this weekend.

Fifty Shades earned $18.7 million through the first three days of the week, helped a lot by an $11 million Valentine’s Day. It finished at the top of the box office all three days while Lego Batman limped in with about half that at $9.6 million.

In fact on Wednesday, according to The Numbers, Lego Batman finished third with $1.8 million, compared to $2.3 million from John Wick: Chapter 2 and $3.8 million from Fifty Shades.

Through Wednesday, Fifty Shades now has earned $65.3 million, compared to $62.6 million from Lego Batman.

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With solid reviews and the backing of a franchise flagship that grossed $457.7 million on its own, it was little surprise that The Lego Batman Movie was able to best Fifty Shades Darker on Valentine’s Day weekend.

Despite its terrible reviews, however, it was Fifty Shades that has dominated the box office since. And with this weekend’s new movies not passing critical muster, could the fanfic-turned-novel-turned-movie franchise find itself suddenly at No. 1 come Sunday?

It’s a real possibility.

Lego Batman‘s final box office tally for last weekend was just a tad over $53 million compared to $46.6 million from Fifty Shades. Yet, for the week that followed, Fifty Shades posted a winning streak that has actually pushed its total domestic take ahead of Lego Batman going into this weekend.

Fifty Shades earned $18.7 million through the first three days of the week, helped a lot by an $11 million Valentine’s Day. It finished at the top of the box office all three days while Lego Batman limped in with about half that at $9.6 million.

In fact on Wednesday, according to The NumbersLego Batman finished third with $1.8 million, compared to $2.3 million from John Wick: Chapter 2 and $3.8 million from Fifty Shades.

Through Wednesday, Fifty Shades now has earned $65.3 million, compared to $62.6 million from Lego Batman.

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