Will “Fifty Shades of Grey” Break a Record Set by “The Passion of the Christ”?

A scene from Jesus’ crucifixion in 2004′s “The Passion of the Christ.” (Image via YouTube)
A scene from Jesus’ crucifixion in 2004′s “The Passion of the Christ.” (Image via YouTube)

Is “Fifty Shades of Grey” about to break a February record currently held by a religious film?

Early reports show that the E.L. James adaption, despite rotten reviews, could zoom to record-breaking sales this weekend.

The record for February weekend opening is currently held by another, very different R-rated movie: 2004′s “The Passion of the Christ.”

The Mel Gibson-directed “The Passion of the Christ” took in $83.8 million over its opening weekend, but based on a Friday night take of $31 million, “Fifty Shades” could be poised to top $90 million in its first weekend, Deadline reported Saturday.

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SOURCE: The Blaze
Zach Noble

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