The latest film by Divergent star, Shailene Woodley won its opening weekend against some much bigger names like Angelina Jolie and Tom Cruise. The Fault in Our Stars, based on the book, opened this weekend and brought in over $48 million with just an estimated $12 million budget, something I’m sure Fox is happy about. The Fault in Our Stars is sitting at 83% on Rotten Tomatoes right now. Per IMDB, the film is about:
Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel’s other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group.
Angelina Jolie’s latest flick took a major cut during its second week on the big screen, hauling in about $33.5 million at the box office after her record $70 the first weekend. In all, Maleficent has brought in about $127.4 million domestically.
The bad news really comes for Tom Cruise. His epic sci-fi Groundhog Day film, starring himself and Emily Blunt, came in at just over $29 million on a budget of $178 million. The Warner Bros. film opened in more theaters than The Fault in Our Stars but clearly didn’t bring people to the show. I’ve seen it and while it has some serious plot issues, it’s still a very entertaining science fiction action film.
X-Men: Days of Future Past came in at #4 at the box office with $14.7 million, bringing its domestic total to over $189 million. Meanwhile, A Million Ways to Die in the West brought in just over $7.1 million, good for #5 at the box office, for a total on $30.1 million. This is certainly a disappointing outing for Seth MacFarlane, especially after the success of Ted.
Here’s a look at this weekend’s Box Office top 10:
- The Fault in Our Stars $48.2 million from Fox
- Maleficent $33.5 million from Buena Vista
- Edge of Tomorrow $29.1 million from Warner Bros.
- X-Men: Days of Future Past $14.7 million from Fox
- A Million Ways to Die in the West $7.2 million from Universal
- Godzilla (2014) $5.9 million from Warner Bros.
- Neighbors $5.2 million from Universal
- Blended $4 million from Warner Bros.
- Chef $2.6 million from Open Road Films
- Million Dollar Arm $1.8 million from Buena Vista
Next weekend will see some new competition in the form of sequels. First, Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum are back
as Schmidt and Jenko in 22 Jump Street, sequel to 21 Jump Street. Additionally, How to Train Your Dragon 2 hits theaters. This sequel showcases voices from Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerald Butler, Craig Ferguson, and Jonah Hill, among others.
Coming to the small screen this week are a couple notable films including Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit starring Chris Pine (Star Trek Into Darkness), Kevin Costner, and Keira Knightley. Liam Neeson’s latest action film, Non-Stop also hits Blu-Ray and DVD this week. The film also stars Julianne Moore.
The kids will be happy to know that next week, June 17th, The Lego Movie finally comes to Blu-Ray and DVD!