Fifty Shades Freed, the latest movie from the Universal stable, has clocked global revenues of $98.1 million. The money has been collected from 57 markets since the launch of its international premiere on February 6. The takings signify the film to be the largest collector of money in 2018. The final of the series of erotic romance flicks surpassed the takings of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle by Sony. Fifty Shades made the most money during the international weekend. It earned 20 percent more than Jumanji's $81 million taking during the January 12 to January 14 period.
The Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan-starring movie is directed by James Foley. Niall Leonard has written the script. It was produced by Marcus Viscidi, Michael De Luca, and Dana Brunetti. E.L James, the author of the book, was also listed as one of the producers.
When all the three parts of Fifty Shades are combined, the total takings come up to $1.09 billion from all over the world. The global performance was universally strong. The first part, Fifty Shades of Grey, sucked in $166 million in the United States and about $404 million in the rest of the world in 2015. The second part Fifty Shades Darker scooped up $114 million inside the US and about $266 million from the rest of the world.
Among the rest of the world countries, Germany had the best numbers, with collections of $10.7 million from 731 locations. The film took 46 percent of the market. It follows the path of Fifty Shades Darker, which made much more, taking in $32.6 million. After Germany comes, the UK. The country generated $8.8 million through Fifty Shades Freed taken from 603 sites. France came in the third position with about $8.7 million. The last country saw the film competing against Les Tuche 3, a local comedy.
When it comes to other films, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, by Fox snapped up $23.5 million from a total of 19,858 screens present in 80 markets. France led the way, with French audiences putting in $5.6 millions into the film's kitty. China came in second with $3.2million. The total was about $44.3 million. The amounts exceeded the total of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in the Chinese market.