Weekly Box Office Round-Up: The Fault in Our Stars takes lead!
This week two new major films opened: The Fault in Our Stars and Edge of Tomorrow. Last week I had said that it was anyone's game as to who could be on top. Now the results are in:
#1 The Fault in Our Stars- $48,200,000
The romantic drama The Fault in Our Stars took first place this week. Last week I said that I didn't think the fan base was large enough to top the box office, but I should have known that all the teenage girls would be flocking to see this film. The big question though is will it get repeat viewers to continue to dominate the box office.
#2 Maleficent- $33,523,000
Last week, Maleficent was first place so it makes sense that it would still be near the top on its second week. It's total domestic income is an average of $127 million which is pretty good. It looks like the fantasy, children's fairy tale story will be staying in our top 5 for a little longer.
#3 Edge of Tomorrow- $29,105,000
On its first week, Edge of Tomorrow has taken third place. Despite great reviews, the film did little to earn back its $178 million budget. I actually went to see this movie on Friday and it is a great movie. Hopefully, with positive word-of-mouth, it can have a better second week.
#4 X-Men: Days of Future Past- $14,700,000
On its third week, X-Men: Days of Future Past is still making money. It has proven to be the highest grossing X-Men film to date and has jump-started plans for movies surrounding Gambit and Deadpool. I think X-Men has one more week left in the top five before it drops.
#5 A Million Ways to Die in the West- $7,189,000
Should I say it? Am I going to say it? Yes, I'm going to say it. On its second week at the box office, A Million Ways to Die in the West has proven that there is one way to die at the box office (I'm sorry but it had to be done). With mixed reviews and a weak opening weekend, this film has slipped down from third place to fifth. I doubt next week that it will be on our top five. Disappointing results after Ted's massive intake.
There you have it- our top five. Just to list them off again it's The Fault in Our Stars was #1, Maleficent was #2, Edge of Tomorrow was #3, X-Men: Days of Future Past was #4 and A Million Ways to Die in the West was #5. Next week, 22 Jump Street and How to Train Your Dragon 2 opens. 22 Jump Street is going to be massive but was an R-rated comedy against an animated kids film like How to Train Your Dragon 2, it's going to be tough. My vote is going to lean towards 22 Jump Street was #1. What do you think? Who will take first place next week? Leave your thoughts in the comments section.
Written by: Nate