"Fifty Shades Of Grey Trailer" Reaches Viral Status: Most Watched Trailer Of 2014
Could the erotic romance join the blockbusters club next year?
If you’re not a Fifty Shades of Grey fan, that’s ok, apparently the books and upcoming movie have more than enough of those already. When the PG-13 trailer was released last Thursday, it was mostly met with sarcasm and negative comments and reviews. Because, you know, the internet. But the story of Ana Steele and Christian Grey still has a lot of momentum. Less than a week later, the teaser trailer has hit 36 million million views (as of Wednesday), making it the most watched trailer of 2014.
Fifty Shades fans are coming out of the woodwork to boost the trailer's popularity.
The first book in E. L. James’ erotic romance trilogy has sold over 100 million copies worldwide, so the question is, where did all of those book readers go? The data comes from technology firm Zefr, via The Hollywood Reporter. Views are counted across several videos, uploaded on various official channels.
The popularity of the trailer is no indication of how well the movie will do, but any publicity is good publicity, etc. In case you’re still refusing to watch the trailer or participate in the Fifty Shades hysteria, the movie hits theaters on Valentine’s Day 2015. More trailers are on their way.
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In the trailer department, Fifty Shades has matched the blockbusters club. The previous record holder for 2014 was the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trailer with 31 million. Godzilla and Transformers: Age of Extinction both racked up 26.3 million views in their first weeks.