‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Trailer Surpasses 11 Million Mark
The first official Fifty Shades of Grey trailer reached nearly 7 million views within the first twenty four hours it was posted on Youtube. Way to go Fifty Shades fans!
The "morning-television-approved" version of the trailer debuted during a live NBC Today show interview with Fifty Shades of Grey star's Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan. The complete version of trailer was almost simultaneously posted on Youtube, sending fans to the internet in droves.. and they kept coming, and keep coming. At 8:00 a.m. this morning, the trailer was closing in in 10 million views. At the time of this post the trailer had nearly 11 MILLION VIEWS! That is over a million views in less than 12 hours.
So just how does this trailer stack up to other popular Youtube hits?
According to The Wrap, as a point of reference, Psy's “Gangnam Style,” which is the most watched video in the history of YouTube with well over 2 billion clicks, only had around 500,000 views July 15, 2012, the day it was first uploaded.
Will the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer reach Gangnam style numbers? That remains to be seen. The real question is what does a trailer with over 7 million views in 24 hours mean for the movie, the studio and the box office?
The Wrap compared it to another high grossing film by writing, “The Avengers's” first trailer, which premiered exclusively on iTunes in 2011, was downloaded 10 million times in its first 24 hours, according to Marvel – that movie wound up being the third highest grossing film of all time ($1.518 billion worldwide.)
Time will tell if Universal and Focus Features will have the same success as The Avengers, but if the fans keep showing support like this it will definitely be breaking some box office records.
We would love to see this trailer be over the 20 million mark by the end of the weekend. Watch it again, share it on all your social media and email to all of your friends. The more support we as dedicated fans show now, the faster we will see this franchise grow (which is what we all want) and the more goodies the studio will release (we hope) *fingers crossed*