Fifty Shades of Grey smashes Box Office records

The cinematic experience that is Fifty Shades of Grey: The Motion Picture continues to smash box office records worldwide.

Mr. Grey will see box office records now

Mr. Grey will see box office records now

Fifty Shades of Grey made more than $80 million over the weekend in the US and $248.7 globally, making it the biggest Presidents Day weekend opener ever and the third-biggest R-rated premiere in box office history

Fifty Shades’ opening weekend audience in the US was estimated to be 68% female, with the picture playing well on premium large format screens, which drew $7.4 million, as well as on Imax, which contributed $2.1 million.

The $248.7m global take was better than the $241.6m total achieved by Avatar, which went on to be the highest-grossing film of all time. In recent years, only big-budget fantasy movies such as The Avengers ($392.5m), Iron Man 3 ($372.5m), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One ($273.9m), X-Men: Days of Future Past ($262.9m), Transformers: Age of Extinction ($302.1m) and The Dark Knight Rises ($248.9m) have performed better.

Some lucky Booktopians have won double passes to see Fifty Shades of Grey at the movies, by being fans of our Facebook Page. Congratulations to Michelle Groves, Faylene Fazza Huckett, Palma Calanna, Kerryn Johnson, Nicole Robeson, Tanya Ross, Simone Phillips, Cherry Shephard, Fiona Drewitt and Laura Milczarek.

Winners, please email your details to promos@booktopia.com.au and we’ll get your prizes out to you asap!

Grab a copy of Fifty Shades of Grey here

fifty shadesFifty Shades of Grey

by E.L. James

Romantic, liberating and totally addictive, Fifty Shades of Grey is a novel that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you for ever.

When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating. Convinced that their meeting went badly, she tries to put him out of her mind – until he turns up at the store where she works part-time, and invites her out.

Unworldly and innocent, Ana is shocked to find she wants this man. And, when he warns her to keep her distance, it only makes her want him more.

But Grey is tormented by inner demons, and consumed by the need to control. As they embark on a passionate love affair, Ana discovers more about her own desires, as well as the dark secrets Grey keeps hidden away from public view…

Grab a copy of Fifty Shades of Grey here

Grab a copy of Fifty Shades of Grey here

A Lego Take on Fifty Shades of Grey

Mr. Grey will see you now…

fifty shadesFifty Shades of Grey

by E L James

The multi-million copy bestseller, now a major movie starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson.

Romantic, liberating and totally addictive, Fifty Shades of Grey is a novel that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you for ever.

When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating. Convinced that their meeting went badly, she tries to put him out of her mind – until he turns up at the store where she works part-time, and invites her out.

Unworldly and innocent, Ana is shocked to find she wants this man. And, when he warns her to keep her distance, it only makes her want him more.

But Grey is tormented by inner demons, and consumed by the need to control. As they embark on a passionate love affair, Ana discovers more about her own desires, as well as the dark secrets Grey keeps hidden away from public view…

Click here to grab a copy of Fifty Shades of Grey

 

Click here to grab a copy of Fifty Shades of Grey

New Fifty Shades of Grey cover and trailer revealed!

Behold the second coming.

The erotic juggernaut Fifty Shades of Grey has received the film tie-in treatment ahead of the movie’s release in February 2015. We love it. Against the wall make out sessions always trump silk ties.

fifty shadesFifty Shades of Grey

by E L James

The multi-million copy bestseller soon to be a major movie starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson.

Romantic, liberating and totally addictive, Fifty Shades of Grey is a novel that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you for ever.

When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating. Convinced that their meeting went badly, she tries to put him out of her mind – until he turns up at the store where she works part-time, and invites her out.

Unworldly and innocent, Ana is shocked to find she wants this man. And, when he warns her to keep her distance, it only makes her want him more.

But Grey is tormented by inner demons, and consumed by the need to control. As they embark on a passionate love affair, Ana discovers more about her own desires, as well as the dark secrets Grey keeps hidden away from public view…

Click here to grab a copy of Fifty Shades of Grey

 

Click here to grab a copy of Fifty Shades of Grey

First Trailer for the Fifty Shades of Grey Movie is here – What do you think?

Is your Inner Goddess pleased with the first look at the Fifty Shades of Grey movie?

And the new Christian Grey is…

Fans of the acclaimed British drama The Fall will be pretty stoked with this news.

Irish actor Jamie Dornan, one of the show’s stars, is in final talks to play Christian Grey in the adaptation of E.L. James’ best-seller Fifty Shades of Grey.

Fifty Shades Greypies were thrown into chaos when the original Christian, Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam, pulled out of the production two weeks ago.

The casting of 31-year-old Dornan alongside Dakota Johnson’s Anastasia will hopefully be the final change in director Sam Taylor-Johnson’s production, slated to begin shooting mid-November.

According to female sources in the Booktopia offices, Jamie Dornan is a bit of alright. What do you think? Is the man once dubbed “the Golden Torso” by The New York Times the right man for the job?

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Meet Christian Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey Cast Announced

The wait for Fifty Shades of Greypies worldwide is over. The question that has plagued scientists, philosophers and bloggers for ten, even twelve months, has been answered.

The two lead actors for the Fifty-Shades of Grey film have been announced.

Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam will be playing the titular character Christian Grey, while relative newcomer Dakota Johnson will play Anastasia Steele.

The film, which will be released by Focus Features on August 1, 2014 in North America, is being directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and produced by Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti alongside E.L. James, the author of the #1 bestselling book on which the film is based.  The screenplay is by Kelly Marcel.

Here’s a quick fact file on the lead actors for all Shadistics out there.

Charlie Hunnam

Charlie Hunnam

Age: 33

Born: Newcastle, UK

TV: Sons of Anarchy, Undeclared, Queer as Folk (UK)

Film: Pacific Rim, Cold Mountain, Children of Men

Fun Fact: Unsuccessfully auditioned for the role of Dawson in Dawson’s Creek

Dakota Johnson

Age: 23

Born: Austin, US

TV: Ben and Kate, The Office

Film: The Social Network, 21 Jump Street, The Five-Year Engagement

Fun Fact: Her parents are Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith

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The Secret Lives of Emma: Beginnings – a guest review by bestselling author Rachael Johns

Bestselling author and voracious consumer of romance Rachael Johns gives an insider’s perspective on The Secret Lives of Emma: Beginnings by Natasha Walker

Before I start, I must admit, I haven’t read Fifty Shades of Grey or any of the supposed spin-offs and had absolutely no inclination to do so. I read 100 pages of Grey because I thought I should – it sold bucket loads and as an author it would have been good research to work out why – but I honestly couldn’t go any further. Erotic romance has just never been my thing.  So, I’d never had any inclination to pick up The Secret Lives of Emma series either. There were just too many other books on my TBR pile. I like a hot sex scene as much as the next person in a romance, but I’m more there for the romance than the sex. Continue reading

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