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The Fault in Our Stars

'The Fault in Our Stars' surpasses expectations with $48 million at the box office

JamesArthurArmstrong JamesArthurArmstrong Women continue to dominate the box office as Shailene Woodley's starring role in the adaptation of John Green's The Fault in Our Stars brought them out in flocks this weekend to the tune of $48.2 million for its opening weekend.

After Thursday previews that took in $8.2 million, the romantic drama was rolled out in 3,173 theatres where it reported $26 million on Friday (including the Thursday numbers) but then took a bigger than expected slide on Saturday to end up below earlier projections. Not that it's too big a concern since the movie reportedly cost 20th Century Fox just $12 million to make, which means that it was profitable even before the end of day Friday.

You would think that $48 million would be a record opening for a romantic drama, but that still falls short of last year's The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio, which opened to $50 million and ended up with $144 million total domestically.

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