The third and final film in the erotic thriller saga, “Fifty Shades Freed,” is on track for a $33 million opening this coming weekend.
That’s considerably down on predecessors “Fifty Shades of Grey” at $85.2 million in 2015, and “Fifty Shades Darker” with $46.6 million on the same weekend last year in 2017.
Even so, it’s expected to top the box-office easily, doubling the take of another opener “Peter Rabbit” which will end up at $16 million. Clint Eastwood’s true story thriller “The 15:17 to Paris” is looking to take around $12 million.
Moviegoing is expected to pick up over the Presidents Day weekend (Feb 16th-19th) with “Black Panther” forecasted to take $150 million during the Friday-Monday period.