Box Office: Fault In Our Stars Big in U.S., Edge of Tomorrow Internationally
While Shailene Woodley may have kicked Tom Cruise's butt domestically, with The Fault In Our Stars scoring one of the biggest-ever opening weekends for a romantic drama with $48 million and Edge of Tomorrow scoring just $29 million and opening in third place, it was the other way around in the international market.
There, the Cruise- and Emily Blunt-starring action film based on a Japanese novel titled All You Need is Kill raked in $82 million, compared to around $30 million for The Fault in Our Stars.
So, yeah. Expect a slew of those "#1 movie in the world" and "#1 movie in America" competing ads to hit your TV this week.
At the U.S. box office, Maleficent scored a #2 position with $33 million and change, bringing its total for the first ten days in theaters to over $125 million domestically. X-Men: Days of Future Past scored another $15 million and sits at $189 million, meaning that the film will likely top $200 million by Friday night.
Rounding out the domestic top five was A Million Ways to Die in the West. The Western comedy from Family Guy's Seth MacFarlane generated a little over $7 million, making the total domestic take just over $30 million. Whether that's enough for the film, which was estimated to have about a $40 million budget, to ultimately look profitable is anybody's guess. So far it's generated more than $50 million worldwide, but a rule of thumb is that you want to have made at least your budget back in the U.S. and it will be probably at least three weeks before that happens for this modestly-budgeted comedy, since this week's $7 million weekend was the result of a 57% drop that theoretically puts MacFarlane's movie on pace to make less than $5 million next week if the trend holds up.
This upcoming weekend sees the opening of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which should comfortably take the box office with something like Maleficent numbers, and A Long Way Down, which stars Aaron Paul and is based on a novel by noted Doctor Strange fan Nick Hornby.0comments