Fifty Shades Of Grey Is About To Shatter This Historical Record

It appears that the Fifty Shades phenomenon has broken a glass ceiling with the waving of a notoriety-infused flogging whip. The book-to-film adaptation’s $81.6 million domestic box office weekend (projected to be $90.7 after the President’s Day weekend,) added to a $158 million foreign take (unadjusted for inflation), will now earn the film’s director, Sam Taylor-Johnson the distinction of helming the highest-grossing debut week for a film directed by a woman. It’s quite an achievement, considering the relatively weak presence of women in the upper echelons of the filmmaker industry. However, considering the subject matter, could it a dubious one?

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