Universal Pictures’ Fifty Shades Darker has roped a pair of new milestones, whipping past $200M at the international box office and $300M globally. Through Thursday, the sequel to 2015 smash S&M love story Fifty Shades of Grey has grossed $207.8M overseas and $303.7M worldwide. Domestically, there’s $95.9M in the play room through yesterday.
The James Foley-helmed erotic noir dominated both international and worldwide box office across its first two weeks. Offshore, it opened No. 1 in 51 territories, including Australia, France, Russia, Germany, Italy, Spain and Brazil. It’s currently at play in 59.
The film climaxes international release in Japan on June 23.
The first film grossed more than $560M globally. Returning producers on Darker are Michael De Luca, Dana Brunetti and Marcus Viscidi, alongside E L James, author of the blockbuster book series.
The screenplay is by Niall Leonard, based on James’ hot-and-heavy page-turner.