The ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ Trailer Has Surpassed the Record Set by ‘The Force Awakens’
We hope you’re proud of yourselves. Last April, the second Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer garnered 88 million views in 24 hours, breaking the record previously set by Furious 7. That’s 3.7 million views per hour. Now, it looks like the trailer for Fifty Shades Darker has not only beaten, but curbstomped that record, weighing in at 114 million views in one day.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal reports that the trailer racked up an impressive view count across all platforms — Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, etc. — with the trailer receiving 2.5 million views on the Facebook page alone within the first hour of its release. The majority of views came from overseas markets like Mexico, France, and the U.K., who viewed the trailer 74.6 million times to the U.S.’s measly 39.4 million.
The trailer is certainly a sight to behold, with masks, shower makeouts, new characters, and what appears to be a stalker or two. If anything, Darker actually seems kind of exciting? If they keep the bonkers ’90s thriller vibe they’ve got going on in the trailer, we could really have something here.
When a wounded Christian Grey tries to entice a cautious Ana Steele back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian’s past start to circle the couple, determined to destroy their hopes for a future together.