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.
Starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, the lip-biter’s top-grossing markets currently are the UK at $23.1M, Germany with $22.7M, France at $17.6M, Brazil with $15.8M and Italy at $14.2M. 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.