Did you think the runaway cultural phenomenon that is Fifty Shades of Grey — which has been rampaging in earnest since the first book’s release in 2011 — would come to a screeching halt once the franchise’s first big screen adaptation hit theaters? Would you have stood on a freezing New York City balcony in your underwear if the film proved you wrong?
If so, you might be insane and/or former Disney star Christy Carlson Romano. She was troubled by the franchise’s ability to “blur consent by claiming it’s a grey area,” and confident the rest of the world would agree. So the former Even Stevens star bet her husband that the movie would get knocked off its perch atop the box office after its first week.
As we know, following an opening weekend in which women were caught masturbating and men were simply caught, Fifty Shades once again trounced the competition during its second weekend. It has now made over $400 million worldwide.