The final film in the Fifty Shades trilogy is released in cinemas this weekend and things are not good.
According to Box Office Pro, Fifty Shades Freed is set to make just $39 million at the US box office, during its domestic opening.
This is less than half of what Fifty Shades of Grey made during its opening in 2015, while last year’s Fifty Shades Darker earned $46.6 million.
Meanwhile the trilogy will actually pass $1 billion at the worldwide box office today.
According to Deadline, Fifty Shade Freed made $25 million overseas for its opening day, in a figure that includes previews from Wednesday evening.
While Fifty Shades of Grey made $571 million worldwide, Fifty Shades Darker only managed $381.1 million – so Fifty Shades Freed is likely to make even less.
Meanwhile the critical consensus has been an absolute slamming, with the latest instalment currently on 11% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.
That’s still 1% better than its predecessor, although the original film still holds the heights 25%.
Fifty Shades Darker is also facing eight nominations at this year’s Razzie awards, for the worst films and performances of the last year.
The film is up for Worst Picture, Worst Actor, Worst Actress, Worst Supporting Actress, Worst Screen Combo, Worst Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel, Worst Director and Worst Screenplay.