50 Shades Darker Crushed a Star Wars Record for Most Trailer Views in 24 Hours

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Distance, as they say, makes the heart grow fonder, and fans of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey have grown restless waiting for their favorite toxic relationship to return to theaters. Fortunately for everyone involved in 50 Shades Darker, those fans chose to express all that pent-up desire they’ve been holding back by going nuts on the steamy sequel’s first trailer, which just racked up 144 million views in just 24 hours online — and features a luxurious array of personal travel methods. Despite earning poor reviews, 50 Shades of Grey took in buckets of money. And even though the sequel got delayed for a year due to reported creative disputes between the studio and the author of the books, E.L. James (i.e. she wanted more control of the script; they didn’t want her to have it), the sequel will arrive just in time for next Valentine’s Day — an entire year after it was originally meant to premiere. The previous record-holder was Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with 112 million views in a single day, and you know what, nerds? We are so disappointed in you for not setting a higher bar on this one. You could watch the record-shattering trailer here, but you probably already have.