‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Breaks ‘Fandango’ Sales Record

Joseph Medina - Author

Jan. 16 2015, Updated 8:39 a.m. ET

Both the book and upcoming Fifty Shades Of Grey movie may often be considered the punchline to a joke, but its sales figures speak for themselves. As of the end of 2013, the Fifty Shades Of Grey book had sold more 70 million copies in the United States alone. With that in mind, the film was guaranteed to be a box office success. However, given the track record of R-rated films, beating the likes of a PG-13 big blockbuster seemed like a tall order. However, if Fandango‘s early numbers are any indicator, Fifty Shades Of Grey stands to become, at the very least, the highest grossing R-rated film of all time. Right now, nearly a month before the film’s release, Fandango is crowning it the fastest-selling R-rated film in the company’s history (via Collider).

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