Fifty Shades of Grey (film)

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Fifty Shades of Grey is a 2015 American erotic romantic drama film directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, with a screenplay by Kelly Marcel. The film is based on E. L. James' 2011 novel of the same name and stars Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Jennifer Ehle and Marcia Gay Harden. The story follows Anastasia Steele (Johnson), a college graduate who begins a sadomasochistic relationship with young business magnate Christian Grey (Dornan).

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Fifty Shades of Grey
Directed bySam Taylor-Johnson
Screenplay byKelly Marcel
Based onFifty Shades of Grey
by E. L. James
Produced by
CinematographySeamus McGarvey
Edited by
Music byDanny Elfman
Distributed byUniversal Pictures[1]
Release dates
  • February 9, 2015 (2015-02-09) (Los Angeles)
  • February 13, 2015 (2015-02-13) (United States)
Running time
125 minutes[2]
CountryUnited States
Budget$40 million[3]
Box office$569.7 million[3]

Development began in March 2012 with Universal secured the rights to the trilogy, following the bidding war. Taylor-Johnson was attached to directed in June 2013. She cited 9½ Weeks, Last Tango in Paris, and Blue Is the Warmest Colour as her inspirations. The main cast joined the project between October and December 2013. Filming began in December 2013 and wrapped by February 2014. Reshoots involving scenes between Dornan and Johnson took place in Vancouver during the week of October 2014.

Fifty Shades of Grey premiered at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival on February 11, 2015, and was released on February 13, 2015, in IMAX formats, by Universal Pictures and Focus Features. Despite receiving generally negative reviews, it was an immediate box office success, breaking numerous box office records and earning over US$570 million worldwide, while its soundtrack album was also successful.

The film was the most awarded at the 36th Golden Raspberry Awards, winning five of six nominations, including Worst Picture (tied with Fantastic Four) and both leading roles. Ellie Goulding's single "Love Me Like You Do" was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, while The Weeknd's single "Earned It" was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 88th Academy Awards.

It is the first installment in the Fifty Shades film series and was followed by two sequels, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, released in 2017 and 2018, respectively, both of which were received negatively but were commercially successful.