The Fifty Shades Darker trailer set a new record for views in its first day

Friday, 16 September 2016 - 7:47

In its first 24 hours of existence, the trailer for the sequel to last year's Fifty Shades of Grey garnered more views than the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens did in its first day.

The Fifty Shades Darker trailer was viewed more than 114 million times during a one-day time frame, according to Deadline. The Force Awakens trailer previously held that record with 112 million views.

The first Fifty Shades of Grey movie was wildly successful, at least in terms of money, if not critical acclaim. It was the sixth R-rated movie to gross more than $500 million, according to Forbes, so it's not surprising there's still a lot of interest in its sequel.