Promotional Poster for "The Fault in Our Stars." Photo Credit: Twentieth Century Fox

The Fault in Our Stars dazzles the Box Office, earns top spot this weekend

It would seem as if the stars perfectly aligned for the new romantic drama The Fault in Our Stars. The film dazzled over the weekend and unseated last week’s champion Maleficent for the top spot at the Box Office over the weekend.

The Fault in Our Stars, which stars Divergent actress Shailene Woodley, brought home an estimated $48.2 over the weekend. This rounds out to approximately $15,191 per theater the film was shown in.

While the film brought in pretty decent numbers compared to some of the other romantic dramas released as of late, it did fall a little short of Woodley’s last film Divergent, which opened up to $54.6 million.

Down one spot from last week, coming in second this week is Disney’s new villain origin story Maleficent; however, don’t shed a tear for the misunderstood villain just yet. The film still brought in a decent $33.5 million over the weekend, bringing the film’s two week domestic gross to $127.4 million.

If you take into consideration the $208.1 million that Maleficent brought in from the foreign Box Office, the film has earned a worldwide gross of $335.5 million thus far. Not too bad for a story about the supposed bad guy.

Coming in at a surprising low third place this weekend is the sci-fi adventure Edge of Tomorrow starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. The film brought in approximately $29.1 million over the weekend. This is definitely a decline for Cruise, whose last film Oblivion opened to $37.1 million. On another note, the opening is significantly higher than his action adventure Jack Reacher, which only opened to $15.2 million.

Edge of Tomorrow has also performed much better at the foreign Box Office, pulling in $111 million since the film’s release. This brings Edge of Tomorrow’s worldwide gross to an estimated $140.1 million.

Down two spots from last weekend, and coming in at the fourth spot this weekend was the mutant adventure X-Men: Days of Future Past. Our favorite group of Marvel mutants earned an estimated $14.7 million over the weekend, extending their domestic Box Office numbers to $189.1 million.

As seems to be becoming the trend, this as well has made significantly more money in the foreign Box Office. Since the film’s release, X-Men: Days of Future Past has earned $420.5 million overseas bringing the film’s worldwide gross to an estimated $609.6 million.

Finishing out the Top 5 this weekend is the latest comedic effort from Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane called A Million Ways to Die in the West. The film brought in an estimated $7.2 million over the weekend, bringing the film’s two week total to $30.1 million.

Unlike some of the other film’s at the top of the Box Office this weekend, A Million Ways has not been performing very well in the foreign markets. In fact, it has earned approximately $10 million less overseas. Unfortunately, unless the film sees an inexplicable upturn next weekend, I think this one may be destined to fizzle out a lot sooner than expected.

Next weekend, The Fault in Our Stars is going to be getting some new competition with the release of films like 22 Jump Street starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill and the animated adventure How to Train Your Dragon 2.

If nothing else, it will be interesting to see how such an intense drama like The Fault in Our Stars holds up against a pretty solid comedic franchise and an animated children’s movie that is sure to please the younger audiences.

Here is a look at the Top 10 at the Box Office this weekend courtesy of Box Office Mojo.

Title Weekend Gross Weeks
1 The Fault in Our Stars $48.2 million $48.2 million 1
2 Maleficent $33.5 million $127.4 million 2
3 Edge of Tomorrow $29.1 million $29.1 million 1
4 X-Men: Days of Future Past $14.7 million $189.1 million 3
5 A Million Ways to Die in the West $7.2 million $30.1 million 2
6 Godzilla $5.95 million $185 million 4
7 Neighbors $5.2 million $137.8 million 5
8 Blended $4.1 million $36.5 million 3
9 Chef $2.6 million $10.4 million 5
10 Million Dollar Arm $1.8 million $31.3 million 4

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