‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Movie Opens Early, Pre-Ticket Sales Strong Towards $60M Valentine’s Weekend

If Fifty Shades of Grey fans decide to Google the release date of the upcoming movie, they will see an original release date of February 13, 2015. Fandango, however, tells a different story — at least for the Fifty Shades of Grey movie showings listed in this reporter’s viewing area

According to the movie ticket-selling website, there are several showings of the erotic thriller starting on February 12, at 8 p.m., 9 p.m., and 12:01 a.m., with that last listed showing on February 12’s page technically falling on the original opening day of February 13. Two of those particular showings of Fifty Shades of Grey will occur in Cinemark’s XD theater, which are known for their large sizes and huge movie screens.

Apparently, plenty of Fifty fans are availing themselves of the “buy” button for Universal’s Fifty Shades of Grey, and industry heavy hitters are placing the box office take for the film at around $60 million over the first four days of the movie’s opening, with a big boost from moviegoers on Valentine’s Day.

Hardcore fans who plan on bringing any kind of paraphernalia to the movie theater to try and reenact their favorite scenes should realize that Fifty Shades of Grey showings at AMC Theaters have banned whips, handcuffs, cable ties, and all such other “weapons” from the theaters, reports the Inquisitr.

Meanwhile, other Fifty Shades of Grey fans have reacted to special New York City screening, says the New York Daily News. Those 100 Fifty fans, mostly women according to the website, loved the special sneak peek showing of the film at the Ziegfeld on Friday. They called the much-awaited film a big hit for Universal, with the moviegoers reportedly being delighted by Christian Grey, as played by Jamie Dornan.

There was controversy when the Irish actor and prior Calvin Klein model was cast to play Grey, with some Fifty Shades of Grey fans claiming Dornan didn’t fit their mental description of Grey from the books. However, those who’ve seen the film reportedly clapped and cheered and couldn’t hold back from gasping and laughing and speaking throughout the screening.

Fifty Shades of Grey fans who saw the movie also reported that the movie is better than the first book, and that there’s no need to worry about rumors of the main two co-stars not liking each other in real life — but that plenty of heat exists onscreen.

[Image via Fifty Shades of Grey movie trailer]