'Fifty Shades' success upends thinking about winter movies

February 18, 2015 1:07 PM

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Valentine's Day movies were once forgettable, midrange affairs, romances that took in decent sums and disappeared as quickly as the contents of a holiday chocolate box.

But by racking up huge domestic ticket sales since it opened Friday, the erotic drama "Fifty Shades of Grey" has turned winter moviegoing on its head.

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