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Fifty Shades Freed tops box office despite thrashing

Digital Spy (UK) logo Digital Spy (UK) 12/02/2018 Mayer Nissim

Fifty Shades Freed has been given a proper thrashing by critics across the world, including a one-star whipping from us here at Digital Spy.

But despite the fears of some in Hollywood, and even without any full-frontal Jamie Dornan bits, there are movies that are absolutely critic-proof, and the final part of the Fifty Shades trilogy is one of them.

The film has topped the US Box Office this weekend, according to the latest figures from Box Office Mojo.

It racked up $38.8 million over the weekend, putting it at number one and ahead of two other new entries in this week's chart.

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In at number two was the much more wholesome Peter Rabbit with $25 million, and at number three was Clint Eastwood's latest The 15:17 to Paris with $12.6 million.

Then comes last weekend's number one, reboot Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which grossed $9.8 million

And rounding out the top five was The Greatest Showman with $6.4 million.

The rest of the top ten was filled out with Maze Runner: The Death Cure, Winchester, The Post, The Shape of Water and Den of Thieves.

Fifty Shades Freed takes top spot at US box office despite being thrashed in reviews © Provided by Digital Spy Fifty Shades Freed takes top spot at US box office despite being thrashed in reviews

The commercial success of the Fifty Shades trilogy despite increasing critical disdain for each outing has led to rumours of adaptations of EL James's spin-off novels.

The author has already published reworkings of Fifty Shades of Grey and Fifty Shades Darker, this time from Christian Grey's viewpoint, rather than Ana Steele, and is presumably working on the final part of the re-angled trilogy.

But with the films presented objectively in the third person, there seems little dramatic justification to adapt the spin-offs.

Jamie Dornan has already said that he's not interested in playing Christian Grey in any new films they make for that very reason.

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