Fifty Shades of Green: ‘Grey’ will dominate box-office records

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LOS ANGELES — Let the headline puns and innuendoes begin, these three included: Fifty Shades of Grey whipped up $8.6 million in late Thursday showings, a blistering start for a Valentine’s Day box office weekend that’s sure to dominate the record books.

Early tracking on the erotic love story had it hitting something like $60 million over the long President’s Day weekend, but many who like to watch, ahem, the box office, suspected it would come in much higher.

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And it will. Its midnight run in more than 2,800 theaters nationwide took the second-highest box office for an R-rated comedy after The Hangover 2 ($10.4 million) — and will spread wider than that 2011 film ever did, with a very good chance of beating its $85 million opening. …

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