Fox reports that The Fault in Our Stars brought in a stellar $26.1 million on Friday, topping the $22.8 million opening day of fellow Shailene Woodley-starrer, Divergent. BoxOffice projects a $55 million weekend. Early word of mouth appears very healthy with a 93 percent Flixster audience score as of Saturday morning, joining X-Men: Days of Future Past, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and The LEGO Movie as the only major 2014 releases to remain above 90 percent on the day following their releases.
Warner Bros. reports that Edge of Tomorrow hauled in $10.66 million in its first day, behind the $13.3 million opening day of Oblivion. BoxOffice projects a $30 million weekend for the Tom Cruise vehicle. While that's a very modest start for the film, the pic has some upside with strong word of mouth (following Fault In Our Stars as the latest movie to stay over 90 percent on Flixster with 92 percent this morning) and encouraging overseas returns. The studio is hoping that June's lack of action films leading up to June 27's Transformers: Age of Extinction will help Edge grow strong legs.
Maleficent dropped 58 percent from its opening day to $10.1 million yesterday, bringing the film's domestic total up to $104 million through 8 days of release. BoxOffice projects a $33 million sophomore weekend.
X-Men: Days of Future Past was off 52 percent from last Friday to $4.52 million. The Fox sequel has amassed $178.9 million through 15 days of domestic release. BoxOffice projects a $15.5 million third frame for the well-received flick.
A Million Ways to Die in the West slid 64 percent from last Friday, earning $2.2 million to kick off its second frame. The comedy's 8-day total is $25.2 million. BoxOffice projects a $7 million weekend.