Fifty Shades of Grey movie breaks UK record for highest-grossing 18-rated film ever

The BDSM-themed movie broke The Wolf of Wall Street's previous record

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Fifty Shades of Grey is officially the highest-grossing 18-rated film in UK box office history after just ten days of release.

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Sam Taylor Johnson's movie adaptation of EL James' erotic novel beat previous record holder The Wolf of Wall Street after bringing its takings up to £25.2m with $4.6 million takings over the weekend.


The raunchy film, starring Jamie Dornan as BDSM-loving billionaire Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as submissive student Anastasia Steele, had already achieved the biggest UK opening weekend for an 18 certificate movie after taking £12.5m over Valentine's Day weekend.

It also scored the highest opening for a film that is not part of an existing franchise or a sequel.

Fifty Shades of Grey has grossed more than $400 million worldwide to date after adding another $91.3 million globally last weekend.