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Shame Has A Solid Opening Weekend…Even Though It's Rated NC-17!

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Could this pave the way for more NC-17 movies in theaters???

Despite the fact that the Michael Fassbender/Carey Mulligan-starring sex addiction drama Shame (above) was TOO inappropriate for an R-rating, the film still got a theatrical release and it had a solid opening!

Shame grossed a total of $361,181 over the weekend, and it'll probably bring in quite a bit more when it expands from 10 to 19 theaters next weekend.

Here's what Fox Searchlight executive vice president Sheila DeLoach had to say about it:

"NC-17 films always create a challenge, but the late shows were very strong. With the midnight shows being sold out, it’s encouraging that we’ll do well with a young, edgy audience."

We're glad to hear this, and we'll look forward to seeing how Shame fares next weekend! Good luck!!!!

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7 comments to “Shame Has A Solid Opening Weekend…Even Though It's Rated NC-17!”

  1. 1

    It was sooo freaking good.

  2. 2

    OOH la la. I wanna see that. lol

  3. 3

    Don't they have theaters for porn? Isn't nc-17 and rated r the same thing? No one under 17? good for the dirctor.. he's horny and so is his writer.. i don't care

  4. 4

    Fassbender is a very troubled and abusive man, but unfortunately also a great actor. This film looks very good.

  5. 5

    boring, I've seen pornos with more intensity than this

  6. 6

    So did they show his dong? :)

  7. 7

    Not my kind of movie, sorry