Combined with its North American estimated gross of USD 165.5 million, the adaptation of EL James' novel of the same name will likely make USD 566.1 million worldwide by Sunday-end.

The film is now Universal Studios' eighth highest grossing film of all time worldwide, trailing immediately behind "Mamma Mia!" (USD 606.1 million).

Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, 'Fifty Shades of Grey', which released on February 13, has set many other box office records namely the highest-grossing Valentine's Day release of all time and Universal's biggest R-rated movie.

The film was not released in India due to censorship issues. Taylor-Johnson, also made box office history. The movie debuted to USD 85.2 million at US box office -- the largest opening weekend ever for a female director.

Unlike Johnson and Dornan, Taylor-Johnson will not return for the sequel, 'Fifty Shades Darker'.


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