AceShowbiz - "Fifty Shades of Grey" was just released in theaters on February 13, but the raunchy flick starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson apparently is on course to become one of the most pirated movies this year. According to piracy-tracking firm Excipio (via Variety), the movie was already downloaded illegally by 298,037 unique Internet addresses by 6 P.M. ET on Sunday.
A recorded copy of "Fifty Shades of Grey" was first uploaded online on February 14 at around 11 A.M. ET. Among those who illegally downloaded the movie, 44,896 addresses come from the U.S., 33,839 from the U.K., 19,298 from India and 16,952 from the Philippines.
"Fifty Shades of Grey" is currently enjoying its success at the box office. The movie, which is based on a book by E.L. James and is directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, raked in $93 million domestically. Another new release "Kingsman: The Secret Service" starring Colin Firth and Taron Egerton is placed second with $42 million.
The weekend's movie night, however, was not really exciting for some people. Multiple media reported that three women attacked a man in a movie theater in Glasgow during "Fifty Shades of Grey" screening. Reports suggested that the brawl started when the women chatted loudly and the man asked them to be quiet. Police confirmed that the women later were arrested for "disorder offences and alleged assault."