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Old 02-12-2018, 09:13 AM   #1
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Fifty Shades rises to the top of the Weekend Boxoffice Chart


Newcomers like Fifty Shades Freed, Peter Rabbit and The 15:17 to Paris breathed some fresh life into a marketplace that has for weeks been dominated by The Rock's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

Here is the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for the weekend of February 9th to February 11th, 2018.
  1. Fifty Shades Freed $38.8/$38.8
  2. Peter Rabbit $25.0/$25.0
  3. The 15:17 to Paris $12.6/$12.6
  4. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle $9.8/$365.6
  5. The Greatest Showman $6.4/$146.5
  6. Maze Runner: The Death Cure $6.0/$49.0
  7. Winchester $5.0/$17.1
  8. The Post $3.5/$72.8
  9. Hostiles $3.2/$26.3
  10. The Shape of Water $3.0/$49.7
  11. Den of Thieves $2.8/$40.9
  12. 12 Strong $2.7/$41.9
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:34 AM   #2
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Newcomers like Fifty Shades Freed, Peter Rabbit and The 15:17 to Paris breathed some fresh life into a marketplace that has for weeks been dominated by The Rock's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

Here is the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for the weekend of February 9th to February 11th, 2018.
  1. Fifty Shades Freed $38.8/$38.8
  2. Peter Rabbit $25.0/$25.0
  3. The 15:17 to Paris $12.6/$12.6
  4. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle $9.8/$365.6
  5. The Greatest Showman $6.4/$146.5
  6. Maze Runner: The Death Cure $6.0/$49.0
  7. Winchester $5.0/$17.1
  8. The Post $3.5/$72.8
  9. Hostiles $3.2/$26.3
  10. The Shape of Water $3.0/$49.7
  11. Den of Thieves $2.8/$40.9
  12. 12 Strong $2.7/$41.9
Seems the people who put up with the first two shitty movies were willing to pay to see the trilogy through to the end. Peter Rabbit from everything I've seen looks terrible, it's bad enough they did that live action/CG animated character shit which almost never works but then they have James Corden delivering the lines for Peter Rabbit and everything he says is said in such a way as to bore you to death just hearing him speak. James Corden just needs to stay the fuck away from voice acting.
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Old 02-12-2018, 10:15 AM   #3
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50 Shades is for frustrated housewives and singles who pretend they're too respectable to go to a porn movie. Utter garbage I will not waste time attending.

I saw Peter Rabbit with my kids. It was a perfectly acceptable film if your mental range is in the single or low double-digits. The funniest thing about the film is the shocked outrage on the part of allergy sufferers who can't believe they made fun of the guy's allergic reaction to a blackberry (the food, not the failed Canadian phone; with an epi pen and all). Seriously, the dang show involved electrocuting the man through door handles and I didn't hear any electricians getting on the Interwebs to bitch about the serious nature of electrical wiring and shock. They coated the wiring with peanut butter too, and that's a major allergen that you shouldn't spread around the environment because...THE CHILDREN! THINK OF THE CHILDREN!

FFS, society is filled with mental midgets.
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Old 02-12-2018, 10:43 AM   #4
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I fully expect to get blasted for saying this but why is it that, instead of asking men to put the porn away and start behaving more respectably like the fairer sex, we instead just put out porn for women and call it a movie?
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Old 02-12-2018, 11:07 AM   #5
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I'm at work, so I won't be looking for any evidence to back this up. But from my anecdotal experience, it's naïve to think that only men watch porn.
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Old 02-12-2018, 11:37 AM   #6
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I fully expect to get blasted for saying this but why is it that, instead of asking men to put the porn away and start behaving more respectably like the fairer sex, we instead just put out porn for women and call it a movie?
I'm actually really curious about this comment. Can you elaborate?
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My mom told me she's going to see this today. She's 71.
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Eh I know there are girls who watch porn but I'd be very willing to bet that that the vast majority of porn consuming is done by men. And there's part of society that just sort of paints porn as a "boys will be boys thing." I just get the feeling that movies/books like 50 Shades, which are clearly targeting women, kind of come off as a sort of a mainstream way of saying "Now we have our porn too!" Call me old fashioned or a prude but, ladies, if you're going to copy something from guys, please don't copy our most soul rotting filthy pastimes. It just brings the whole globe down another notch.
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Old 02-12-2018, 11:55 AM   #9
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Eh I know there are girls who watch porn but I'd be very willing to bet that that the vast majority of porn consuming is done by men. And there's part of society that just sort of paints porn as a "boys will be boys thing." I just get the feeling that movies/books like 50 Shades, which are clearly targeting women, kind of come off as a sort of a mainstream way of saying "Now we have our porn too!" Call me old fashioned or a prude but, ladies, if you're going to copy something from guys, please don't copy our most soul rotting filthy pastimes. It just brings the whole globe down another notch.
I think maybe it's another issue. A lot of couples struggle with talking about what they want out of their sex life I think, and therefore get pent up with their "fantasies". Most partners likely could deliver a great sex life for each other if they communicated about it more effectively with one another. If you want something more out of your sex life, have those conversations with your partner. They'd likely be open to it if both parties go into the conversation with an open mind. In turn, no one has to endure shitty movies like 50 shades.

You shouldn't be 10 years married and just now finding out your partner likes it a little rough or something

Or, I don't know. Maybe it's just porn for women.
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Is there a eye roll emoji here ? :P
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Eh I know there are girls who watch porn but I'd be very willing to bet that that the vast majority of porn consuming is done by men. And there's part of society that just sort of paints porn as a "boys will be boys thing." I just get the feeling that movies/books like 50 Shades, which are clearly targeting women, kind of come off as a sort of a mainstream way of saying "Now we have our porn too!" Call me old fashioned or a prude but, ladies, if you're going to copy something from guys, please don't copy our most soul rotting filthy pastimes. It just brings the whole globe down another notch.
I agree with what you’re saying. But I think that there are a few other aspects to it.

For one thing, while not having read even a page of it, I’m not sure it’s that different from the Harlequin Romance industry that quietly raked in billions of dollars over the decades. It’s one of the biggest percentages of novel sales, from my understanding.

I think the only real difference between 50 Shades and those books was the “type” of sex that they contained. I think that the idea of deviant sexuality struck a chord with women inside a generation that is increasingly finding EVERYTHING less emotionally and spiritually fulfilling. I don’t think women were necessarily into the bondage thing so much as they were the idea that some “other” thing is out there that could potentially fulfill them. Or could at least do so in an imaginary way.

But I think you’re absolutely right that there was an element of “finally! We can be as smutty as men!’ To the following. But I would argue that same thing about Bridesmaids and the like. Most girls I know described that as “it’s The Hangover for women”.
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Anyone who is totally against the 50 Shades series isn't in what I'll call a 'regular mid-life married stage of the game'. That is...put yourself in the place of the 'ol 40-something year old who has been married 23 years.

The books, when they came out, made for a REALLY fun few weeks in a batch, and the same for the movies. I'll fully concede that they're a total waste of 2 hours, but when A. you go with some friends after a few drinks and at a theater that has a bar, and B. do a full on MST3k on it, it can be fairly entertaining there and I'll say it's always been entertaining shortly after getting home with the Mrs.
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Jaz, I agree on the Harlequin Romance books. I wanted to bring them up but I felt like I was already rambling a bit. I'm glad you did though because, from what I've been told, they really are their own form of porn. The issues I have with movies/books like 50 Shades is all of the mainstream fanfare and people making "woo" noises in the audience of talk shows every time they're brought up. It's like we were somehow neglecting women by not providing them with garbage culture up until now. And I also agree on your point about Bridesmaids. I can remember women saying it was Hangover for them and I could remember asking why they wanted their own version of that crap. To each his own I guess but I still hold by my statement about this stuff all bringing the world down another notch.

And BalekFekete, my wife and I are in that married for a while in your 40s stage. But again, to each his own I suppose.
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Old 02-14-2018, 09:05 AM   #14
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50 shades movies are EXCELLENT and my wife and I enjoyed them. We look forward to this third installment. My wife read the books. I saw the films with her and they were entertaining. Porn? Come on. You can't handle steamy sex. I benefited tremendously from these films when we got home. Married and three kids. Loosen up and enjoy yourself.
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