First teaser trailer for 'Fifty Shades Freed,' the third film in trilogy based on E.L. James' erotic best-sellers, starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan
Warner Bros.’ The Lego Batman Movie won the Valentine’s Day box-office race with $55.6 million from 4,088 theaters, the top opening of the year to date even though it had been expected to clear $60 million or more. Conversely, the erotic, S&M-laced Fifty Shades Darker came in ahead of projections with $46.8 million from 3,710 theaters. The female-fueled Fifty Shades Darker came in 44 percent behind the record-breaking $85 million bow of Fifty Shades of Grey on the same weekend two years ago.
Three big movie sequels will be vying for you attention this weekend: “John Wick: Chapter 2,” “The Lego Batman Movie,” and “Fifty Shades Darker” have arrived.
True to form, the Fifty Shades Darker trailer (do we need to say NSFW?) brings more of what fans loved from Fifty Shades of Grey: more sexy elevator action, more luxury dream dates, and more looming danger. Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as S&M-obsessed billionaire Christian Grey and Christian-Grey-obsessed college graduate Anastasia Steele, who exited the previous film on a low note. In the second trailer for Fifty Shades Darker, things seem to be going better with their relationship: Christian has won Anastasia back with his good looks and modest yacht, and she’s even enjoying a little after-dinner domination.
Dakota Johnson on her new film, and the progress on the next films in the E L James trilogy
James Foley has been officially offered the job to direct the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' sequel after news broke two weeks ago that he was Universal’s top choice for the project.
If the just-announced 'Grey' makes it to the big screen, there's no guarantee Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson will play along for a fourth film.