Teen phenomenon “The Fault in our Stars” had a huge opening weekend at the box office.
The adaptation of John Green’s best-selling novel about two cancer stricken teens who fall in love made a big $48 million this weekend.
The 20th Century Fox movie cost an estimated $US12 million to make.
The Shailene Woodley film passed both “Maleficent” ($33.5 million) and Tom Cruise’s new sci-fi flick “The Edge of Tomorrow” ($29.1 million).
Other than the “Twilight” franchise, “The Fault in our Stars” had the largest opening weekend for a teen romance since 2001’s “Save the Last Dance.”
Last Tuesday, “The Fault in our Stars” became Fandango’s largest pre-selling romance movie ever, beating 2012’s “The Vow” with Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams.
That movie debuted to $US41.2 million.
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