"The Fault in Our Stars" Tops Box Office With $48M Debut


The movie adaptation of John Green's novel "The Fault in Our Stars," starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, beat Tom Cruise's "Edge of Tomorrow" in theaters with a $48 million debut.

Jun 9, 2014 | 05:40 PM

Move over, "Maleficent": "The Fault in Our Stars," the Josh Boone-directed film adaptation of John Green's novel of the same name, topped the box office with a healthy $48 million weekend debut.

The film surpassed both Tom Cruise's "Edge of Tomorrow" and Angelina Jolie's "Maleficent."  

According to Box Office Mojo, "TFIOS'" audience during its weekend debut was made up almost entirely of young women—moviegoers were 82% female, and 79% under the age of 25. And the stats make sense: John Green's "The Fault in Our Stars" is one of the most popular books among this demographic, with 10 million copies in print.

Now in theaters, "The Fault in Our Stars" tells an unusual and beautiful love story about two terminally ill teens who meet at a cancer support group and forever change each other's lives.  

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