The first part of the trilogy became Britain's best-selling novel in August 2012, and consequently passed Dan Brown's blockbuster “The Da-Vinci Code”. The trilogy has now sold over 80 million copies (BBC News,
(November 2012). “Fifty Shades of Grey” was named the Novel
of the Year in 2012 by the National Book Awards.
Film rights have been sold to Universal Pictures and Focus Features, with the film set to premiere in February 2015.