Yesterday, the the
lead actorsin the anticipated “50 Shades of Grey” adaptation were revealed.
Author E.L. James tweeted Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam will play the roles of naive college grad Anastasia Steele and handsome billionaire Christian Grey.
Given the amount of fantasy casting that followed the news of a film adaptation last year, the decisions didn’t receive a lot of great feedback.
Since its debut, how big has the 50SoG phenomenon become? We crunched the numbers.
30: The number of weeks '50 Shades of Grey' was number one on the New York Times' best-sellers list.
J.K. Rowling's first four Harry Potter books were in USA's top 10 for 13 straight weeks, while the 'Twilight' series stayed among the best sellers for 52 consecutive weeks.
7: E.L. James revealed this was the original number of shades Christian Grey had to the ladies of 'The View.'
Mike Tyson most recently spoofed the novel in 'Scary Movie 5.'
As of last year, there was one main parody book titled '50 Shames of Earl Grey.' The book took Andrew Shaffer 10 days to write. Since then, a countless number of parodies have popped up. Here are some of them.
People were also accidentally purchasing award-winning novel 'Between Shades of Grey' from Ruta Sepetys instead of James' naughty thriller. Yikes.
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