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Fifty Shades of Black (2016)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $11,686,940Details
International Box Office $9,078,413Details
Worldwide Box Office $20,765,353
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $1,140,219 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $853,769 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $1,993,988
Further financial details...

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  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

A parody of the popular film/novel 50 Shades of Gray.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
7% - Rotten
Audience
19% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$5,000,000
Domestic Releases: January 29th, 2016 (Wide) by Open Road
International Releases: January 28th, 2016 (Wide) (Argentina)
January 28th, 2016 (Wide) (Czech Republic)
January 29th, 2016 (Wide) (Romania)
February 4th, 2016 (Wide) (Colombia)
February 4th, 2016 (Wide) (Croatia)
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Video Release: April 19th, 2016 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for strong crude sexual content including some graphic nudity, and for language throughout.
(Rating bulletin 2403, 12/9/2015)
Running Time: 93 minutes
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Keywords: Spoof, African-American, Screenplay Written By the Star
Source:Based on Movie
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: IM Global, Open Road Films, Baby Way
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,623 $38,416 Mar 18, 2016 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,623 $65,449 Mar 11, 2016 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,320 $52,780 Mar 4, 2016 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,079 $132,964 Feb 26, 2016 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,287 $204,841 Feb 19, 2016 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,969 $673,443 Feb 12, 2016 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,539 $2,080,924 Feb 5, 2016 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,664 $5,900,528 Jan 29, 2016 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,124 2,075 Jan 29, 2016 3

Cast

   Mr. Black
   Hannah
   Eli
Fred Willard    Gary
   Ron
   Claire
   Jesse
   Kateesha
Florence Henderson    Mrs. Robinson
Kate Miner    Ashley
Katelyn Causey    Black's Assistant
Karli Karissa    Elevator Business Woman
Alice Rietveld    Bride to Be
Tina Grimm    Miss White
Elizabeth Ho    Yuki
Sydney Castillo    Sydney
Irene Choi    Mai
Russell Peters    Dean Jordan
D C Ervin    D.C.
Chaunte Wayans    Charlese
Vincent Oshana    Dan Sullivan
Howard Alonzo    Officer James Cooper
Brad Schmidt    Joe Mills
Dave Sheridan    The Great Mysterio
Mircea Monroe    Becky
Angel Laketa Moore    Carla

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Marlon Wayans
Screenwriter    Rich Alvarez
Producer    Marlon Wayans
Producer    Rich Alvarez
Executive Producer    Stuart Ford
Executive Producer    Matt Jackson
Executive Producer    Glendon Palmer
Executive Producer    Paddy Cullen
Executive Producer    Steve Squillante
Co-Executive Producer    Mike Tiddes
Director of Photography    David Ortkiese
Production Designer    Ermanno Di Febo-Orsini
Editor    Lawrence Jordan
Costume Designer    Ariyela Wald-Cohain
Composer    Jim Dooley
Casting Director    Lisa Beach
Casting Director    Sarah Katzman
Unit Production Manager    Paddy Cullen
Assistant Director    Andrew Ward
Assistant Director    Christopher T. Sadler
Production Supervisor    Chang Tseng
Script Supervisor    Elena Rogovsky
Music Supervisor    David Schulhof
Music Supervisor    Trygge Toven
Art Director    Cynthia Hill
Art Director    Christy Gray
Art Director    Nick Ralbovsky
Set Decorator    Gigi Barbes
Set Decorator    Linda Spheeris
Casting Director    Beth Lipari
Costume Supervisor    Tracie Leaphart
Hairstylist    Linda Villalobos
Make up    Danielle Noe
Make up    Tony Gardner
Choreography    Alison Faulk
Choreography    Teresa Espinosa
Stunt Coordinator    Mikal Kartvedt

Home Market Releases for April 19th, 2016

April 19th, 2016

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead

The biggest release on this week's list is The Revenant. There are no other releases that come close to that film's box office run and / or Awards Season run. However, personally I think it is well overrated and would be considered a merely good film if it weren't for its reputation for being a difficult shoot. As for the Pick of the Week, there were only a couple of contenders. In the end, Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead on Blu-ray was the clear choice. More...

Thursday Night Previews: New Releases Start in the Black

April 1st, 2016

Meet the Blacks

God's Not Dead 2 started its box office run with $400,000 during its Thursday previews. This is a little lower than Risen ($425,000) and The Young Messiah ($475,000), but faith-based films are unpredictable enough that we can't use this result to make any clear predictions going forward. Perhaps predictions were a little generous and $11 million is more likely. We will know by this time tomorrow. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Cloverfield gets Lucky During Its Previews

March 11th, 2016

10 Cloverfield Lane

10 Cloverfield Lane had the best results during its Thursday previews with $1.8 million in 2,500 theaters. This is the same as Insidious: Chapter 3 managed last year during its previews. That film opened with $22.69 million over the full weekend, which is a good target for 10 Cloverfield Lane to aim for. With amazing reviews, $25 million is within reach. We will know more tomorrow when we get Friday's estimates. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Broncos Biggest Winners, but Pandas still earn $21.24 million

February 8th, 2016

Hail, Caesar!

Super Bowl weekend was not a good weekend at the box office. The competition usually takes its toll at the box office, but this year it was particularly bad. Kung Fu Panda 3 led the way with just $21.24 million, while Hail, Caesar! was the only other film to earn more than $10 million. In fact, the weekend was so bad that Star Wars: The Force Awakens remained in third place during its eighth weekend of release. The overall box office took a massive hit, down 31% to just $95 million. This was 37% lower than the same weekend last year, but miraculously, 2016 maintained its lead over 2015, by the tiniest of margins, $1.34 billion to $1.33 billion. With a difference of 0.5% or $6 million, the lead will likely disappear during the week, but 2016 should get it back when Deadpool debuts this Friday. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Kung Fu Wins with $41.28 million lifting Box Office Along the Way

February 2nd, 2016

Kung Fu Panda 3

Kung Fu Panda 3 led the way during the weekend with $41.28 million over the weekend. This was below admittedly optimistic predictions, but still great for this time of year. The rest of the new releases were not as strong and it is likely all three will lose money in the end. Fortunately, Kung Fu Panda 3 was strong enough to help the overall box office grow. The overall box office rose 22% to $139 million. More impressively, and more importantly, the box office was 38% higher than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2016 has pulled in $1.01 billion, reaching the $1 billion mark faster than last year. It wasn't the fastest year to get there, as 2010 holds that record thanks to Avatar. 2016 has regained the lead over 2015 at 1.9% or $19 million. Obviously the usually caveats apply here: It is far too early and that lead is far too small to be of real significance. That said, it is always better to be ahead than to be behind, no matter how small that lead it. More...

Weekend estimates: Kung Fu Panda posts solid $41 million

January 31st, 2016

Kung Fu Panda 3

Kung Fu Panda 3 is making a solid start domestically this weekend with Fox projecting a $41 million debut. That’s the weakest start for any film in the franchise, behind the $47.7 million opening of Kung Fu Panda 2, and Kung Fu Panda’s $60.2 million back in 2008. The downward trend is in large part explained by the January release of the third movie, compared to June and May for the previous two. In fact, it still technically has a shot at having the best first weekend for a film in January, a record currently held by Ride Along with $41.5 million, although American Sniper really has bragging rights, with $89.3 million when it expanded wide last year. More importantly, Kung Fu Panda 3 opened with an estimated $57 million in China, a record for an animated film in the territory, and $75 million internationally. More...

Weekend Predictions: Kung Fu vs. Sniper

January 28th, 2016

Kung Fu Panda 3

There are three, three and a half, wide releases coming out this week. (I've seen reports that Jane Got a Gun is opening in 600 to 1,200 theaters. Even the high end will likely keep it out of the top ten.) Of the three truly wide releases, only Kung Fu Panda 3 is expected to be a significant hit. In fact, it will likely earn more than the rest of the top five combined. On the other hand, The Finest Hours will likely bomb compared to its $85 million production budget, while Fifty Shades of Black will be a financial hit only because its production budget is very low. This means for Kung Fu Panda 3 the only real competition is from last year, when American Sniper earned $30.66 million. Kung Fu Panda 3 should top that by about $20 million. Additionally, no other film earned more than $10 million last year, while this year there could be five films in the top five reaching that mark. 2016 should bounce back in the year-over-year comparison after two soft weeks. More...

2016 Preview: January

January 1st, 2016

Kung Fu Panda 3

2016 will begin the same way 2015 ended, with Star Wars: The Force Awakens on top. In fact, three of the five films that have the best shot at box office success in January are The Force Awakens, The Hateful Eight, and The Revenant, all of which opened in December. There are two true January releases that could also do really well, for this time of year: Ride Along 2 and Kung Fu Panda 3. The rest of the releases are just hoping to become midlevel hits. Last January, American Sniper dominated earning more than $300 million. Its success could prevent 2016 from being ahead in the year-over-year comparison by the end of the month, but this year does have better depth. More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/01/29 10 $5,900,528   2,075 $2,844   $5,900,528 3
2016/02/05 13 $2,080,924 -65% 2,075 $1,003   $9,371,544 10
2016/02/12 21 $673,443 -68% 485 $1,389   $10,777,499 17
2016/02/19 33 $204,841 -70% 237 $864   $11,204,865 24
2016/02/26 36 $132,964 -35% 155 $858   $11,410,973 31
2016/03/04 45 $52,780 -60% 75 $704   $11,519,126 38
2016/03/11 48 $65,449 +24% 57 $1,148   $11,612,625 45
2016/03/18 53 $38,416 -41% 40 $960   $11,675,178 52

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/01/29 7 $2,250,509   2,075 $1,085   $2,250,509 1
2016/01/30 10 $2,389,539 +6% 2,075 $1,152   $4,640,048 2
2016/01/31 10 $1,260,480 -47% 2,075 $607   $5,900,528 3
2016/02/01 10 $367,539 -71% 2,075 $177   $6,268,067 4
2016/02/02 10 $426,345 +16% 2,075 $205   $6,694,412 5
2016/02/03 10 $300,105 -30% 2,075 $145   $6,994,517 6
2016/02/04 10 $296,103 -1% 2,075 $143   $7,290,620 7
2016/02/05 13 $698,563 +136% 2,075 $337   $7,989,183 8
2016/02/06 13 $1,061,816 +52% 2,075 $512   $9,050,999 9
2016/02/07 13 $320,545 -70% 2,075 $154   $9,371,544 10
2016/02/08 13 $195,532 -39% 2,075 $94   $9,567,076 11
2016/02/09 13 $226,817 +16% 2,075 $109   $9,793,893 12
2016/02/10 13 $175,381 -23% 2,075 $85   $9,969,274 13
2016/02/11 15 $134,782 -23% 2,075 $65   $10,104,056 14
2016/02/12 - $113,975 -15% 485 $235   $10,218,031 15
2016/02/13 - $217,692 +91% 485 $449   $10,435,723 16
2016/02/14 - $341,776 +57% 485 $705   $10,777,499 17
2016/02/15 - $78,191 -77% 485 $161   $10,855,690 18
2016/02/16 - $54,606 -30% 485 $113   $10,910,296 19
2016/02/17 - $46,231 -15% 485 $95   $10,956,527 20
2016/02/18 - $43,497 -6% 485 $90   $11,000,024 21
2016/02/19 - $55,380 +27% 237 $234   $11,055,404 22
2016/02/20 - $95,808 +73% 237 $404   $11,151,212 23
2016/02/21 - $53,653 -44% 237 $226   $11,204,865 24
2016/02/22 - $20,242 -62% 237 $85   $11,225,107 25
2016/02/23 - $18,420 -9% 237 $78   $11,243,527 26
2016/02/24 - $17,683 -4% 237 $75   $11,261,210 27
2016/02/25 - $16,799 -5% 237 $71   $11,278,009 28
2016/02/26 - $35,168 +109% 155 $227   $11,313,177 29
2016/02/27 - $61,895 +76% 155 $399   $11,375,072 30
2016/02/28 - $35,901 -42% 155 $232   $11,410,973 31
2016/02/29 - $14,129 -61% 155 $91   $11,425,102 32
2016/03/01 - $14,412 +2% 155 $93   $11,439,514 33
2016/03/02 - $14,426 n/c 155 $93   $11,453,940 34
2016/03/03 - $12,406 -14% 155 $80   $11,466,346 35
2016/03/04 - $14,700 +18% 75 $196   $11,481,046 36
2016/03/05 - $24,255 +65% 75 $323   $11,505,301 37
2016/03/06 - $13,825 -43% 75 $184   $11,519,126 38
2016/03/07 - $7,115 -49% 75 $95   $11,526,241 39
2016/03/08 - $6,688 -6% 75 $89   $11,532,929 40
2016/03/09 - $7,959 +19% 75 $106   $11,540,888 41
2016/03/10 - $6,288 -21% 75 $84   $11,547,176 42
2016/03/11 - $24,111 +283% 57 $423   $11,571,287 43
2016/03/12 - $30,621 +27% 57 $537   $11,601,908 44
2016/03/13 - $10,717 -65% 57 $188   $11,612,625 45
2016/03/14 - $7,037 -34% 57 $123   $11,619,662 46
2016/03/15 - $5,207 -26% 57 $91   $11,624,869 47
2016/03/16 - $4,738 -9% 57 $83   $11,629,607 48
2016/03/17 - $7,155 +51% 57 $126   $11,636,762 49
2016/03/18 - $11,960 +67% 40 $299   $11,648,722 50
2016/03/19 - $18,897 +58% 40 $472   $11,667,619 51
2016/03/20 - $7,559 -60% 40 $189   $11,675,178 52
2016/03/21 - $4,157 -45% 40 $104   $11,679,335 53
2016/03/22 - $2,494 -40% 40 $62   $11,681,829 54
2016/03/23 - $2,020 -19% 40 $51   $11,683,849 55
2016/03/24 - $3,091 +53% 40 $77   $11,686,940 56

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/01/29 10 $7,290,620   2,075 $3,514   $7,290,620 7
2016/02/05 13 $2,813,436 -61% 2,075 $1,356   $10,104,056 14
2016/02/12 21 $895,968 -68% 485 $1,847   $11,000,024 21
2016/02/19 33 $277,985 -69% 237 $1,173   $11,278,009 28
2016/02/26 38 $188,337 -32% 155 $1,215   $11,466,346 35
2016/03/04 44 $80,830 -57% 75 $1,078   $11,547,176 42
2016/03/11 50 $89,586 +11% 57 $1,572   $11,636,762 49
2016/03/18 55 $50,178 -44% 40 $1,254   $11,686,940 56

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 1/28/2016 $250,518 48 48 93 $624,758 2/23/2016
Belgium 3/16/2016 $25,793 10 10 23 $60,714 6/9/2016
Brazil 3/3/2016 $858,797 252 263 839 $2,950,153 6/9/2016
Colombia 2/4/2016 $55,511 92 92 92 $55,511 2/9/2016
Croatia 2/4/2016 $6,594 11 13 43 $27,188 3/15/2016
Czech Republic 1/28/2016 $104,530 65 65 186 $321,761 2/23/2016
Denmark 2/4/2016 $100,072 41 43 84 $184,937 6/9/2016
Greece 2/4/2016 $67,913 24 24 48 $165,972 6/9/2016
Hungary 2/4/2016 $107,521 55 55 110 $187,682 3/4/2016
Iceland 3/18/2016 $2,933 3 3 3 $2,933 3/22/2016
Italy 2/18/2016 $673,729 176 176 429 $1,665,154 6/9/2016
Lithuania 2/5/2016 $20,540 71 87 158 $56,945 6/9/2016
Mexico 2/5/2016 $301,523 0 322 322 $531,318 6/9/2016
Netherlands 2/11/2016 $49,509 50 50 50 $49,509 6/9/2016
Peru 2/11/2016 $128,212 69 69 89 $210,154 2/23/2016
Portugal 2/11/2016 $114,580 34 34 118 $364,005 6/9/2016
Romania 1/29/2016 $0 0 3 3 $316,186 2/17/2016
Russia (CIS) 2/4/2016 $355,628 632 632 632 $355,628 2/15/2016
Serbia and Montenegro 2/4/2016 $21,958 20 20 44 $92,415 3/8/2016
Slovakia 2/4/2016 $105,813 63 63 127 $224,904 6/9/2016
Slovenia 2/4/2016 $20,873 10 13 73 $74,117 6/9/2016
South Africa 2/19/2016 $0 0 21 21 $126,604 6/9/2016
South Korea 10/5/2016 $0 0 0 0 $266 10/12/2016
Turkey 6/17/2016 $18,512 103 103 129 $35,538 7/1/2016
Ukraine 2/4/2016 $80,093 106 106 225 $135,766 3/1/2016
United Kingdom 3/11/2016 $119,178 117 117 209 $258,291 6/9/2016
 
Rest of World $4
 
International Total$9,078,413 10/12/2016

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/24/20161517,476 17,476$313,869$313,8691
5/1/20162013,371-23% 30,847$241,213$555,0822

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/24/2016158,952 8,952$178,683$178,6831

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