Actress Dakota Johnson
Actress Dakota Johnson arrives at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 11, 2015. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

The film "Fifty Shades of Grey" is scheduled to be released on Feb. 13, 2015, but there is speculation in the media that it is going to be a huge hit. The film opened its advance booking sometime back on Fandango and the response has been phenomenal. The website has not sold so many advance tickets of any R-rated movie in last fifteen years.

The film has been able to sell more tickets in advance than various previous Hollywood R-rated blockbusters like 2010's "Sex and the City 2," 2011's "The Hangover Part II," 2013's "The Hangover Part III" and the 2014's "Gone Girl," says Deadline. The film is based on the author E.L James' 2011 erotic novel by the same name. Fandango Chief Correspondent Dave Karger feels that the success of the film can be compared to other films that are also based on the best-selling books. "Very few books can claim true national phenomenon status - and "Fifty Shades" ranks with "Twilight," "The Hunger Games" and "Gone Girl" as novels that entered the zeitgeist from coast to coast," Karger is quoted as saying according to Deadline.

The book "Fifty Shades of Grey" was the first of a trilogy that became a huge commercial success with more than 100 million copies sold worldwide. The book tells the story of kinky billionaire Christian Grey, who is young, handsome and loves to drive luxury cars and planes. He falls in love with a virgin and vulnerable woman Anastasia Steele. But there is a twist in the story. Christian has a shady past and practices bondage-sex. He wants Anastasia to adapt to his ways of making love, but she changes him completely.

Anastasia's role is played by actress Dakota Johnson. Calvin Klein underwear model Jamie Dornan plays the role of Christian. Critics also believe that the reason for this movie to sell so many advance tickets is that people are looking forward to see much anticipated sex scenes in the film. "One thing I hope these snow-mad ticket buyers are prepared for, though, is that I'm told the movie will contain some sex," writes Richard Lawson in Vanity Fair. The moviegoers can buy the advance tickets from this link.

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