Weekend Forecast: 'The Fault in Our Stars' & 'Edge of Tomorrow'

Featured Stories - on June 04, 2014 by BoxOffice Staff

jun6.pngThe Fault In Our Stars

PROS:

- Social media buzz has been through the roof for months, owing to the book's massive popularity.
- Young adult adaptations are a kind of craze right now, thanks to Harry Potter, Twilight, The Hunger Games, and Divergent.
- Shailene Woodley is fresh off the success of the aforementioned Divergent.

CONS:

- Will the film break out beyond the core teenage and young adult audience?
- Love stories tend to lean female, although this looks to be a strong date night option for many.
- Pre-sales, while strong, didn't pick up as quickly as past young adult adaptations.

Edge of Tomorrow

PROS:

- Strong reviews have propelled the film's buzz in recent weeks.
- Although his drawing power has subsided, Tom Cruise still brings a considerable audience with him.
- This is a great alternative to those not interested in Fault.

CONS:

- Social media buzz and tracking have been mixed, although Flixster activity is quite strong.
- The glut of action movies over the past two months could soften demand for another one so soon.
- With 22 Jump Street just around the corner, some of the target audience may opt out.

Check out our full weekend forecast in the table below.

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Domestic Total through Sunday, June 8
The Fault in Our Stars Jun 6, 2014 Fox
$49,000,000 $49,000,000
Edge of Tomorrow Jun 6, 2014 Warner Bros.
$30,000,000 $30,000,000
Maleficent May 30, 2014 Disney
$29,000,000 $122,500,000
X-Men: Days of Future Past May 23, 2014 Fox
$17,000,000 $191,500,000
A Million Ways to Die in the West May 30, 2014 Universal
$7,200,000 $30,000,000
Godzilla (2014) May 16, 2014 Warner Bros.
$6,000,000 $185,000,000
Neighbors (2014) May 9, 2014 Universal
$5,000,000 $137,600,000
Blended May 23, 2014 Warner Bros.
$4,800,000 $37,200,000
Chef May 9, 2014 Open Road
$2,900,000 $10,600,000
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 May 2, 2014 Sony / Columbia
$2,100,000 $196,500,000
Million Dollar Arm May 16, 2014 Disney
$2,000,000 $31,500,000

Phil Contrino, Daniel Garris, Alex Edghill, and Shawn Robbins contributed to this report. 

Tags: predictions, The Fault in our Stars, Edge of Tomorrow

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