Box Office Roundup: ‘Fault’ Wins, ‘Edge’ Fails

By Peter Towe

Published on Monday, June 9, 2014

In a season filled with blockbuster after blockbuster, occasionally a movie like The Fault in Our Stars slips in and makes a killing at the box office.  The Fault in Our Stars opened number one, with an estimated $48.2 million.  Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgot star in this young-adult tale about a sixteen-year old cancer patient who is forced to go-out, and ends up falling in love.

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The excellent Tom Cruise/Emily Blunt sci-fi movie Edge of Tomorrow struggled a bit, earning only $29.5 million, finishing third, and yet another disappointing sci-fi epic.  Edge of Tomorrow was incredibly well-received, but failed to make a huge impact its first week at the box office.

Last weeks champ in Disney’s Maleficent finished second with $33.5 million.  The film has now earned $127.4 million, and may finish with around $200 million domestically.

In fourth was X-Men: Days of Future Past, making $14.7 million, bringing its total to $189.1 million, and should finish with around $220 million.

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Seth MacFarlane’s A Million Ways to Die in the West brought in $7.2 million, and has so-far only earned $30.1 million, extremely disappointing when compared to previous success.

Here’s the full top-ten from the weekend box-office.

1. The Fault In Our Stars – $48.2 million

2. Maleficent – $33.5 million

3. Edge of Tomorrow – $29.1 million

4. X-Men: Days of Future Past – $14.7 million

5. A Million Ways to Die in the West – $7.1 million

6. Godzilla – $5.9 million

7. Neighbors – $5.2 million

8. Blended – $4.0 million

9. Chef – $2.6 million

10. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – $1.9 million

 

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