Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Fault In Our Stars Breaks Box Office Record

The movie Fault In Our Stars has not even opened yet, but it already holds one box office record. According to Fandango, the movie has become the number one biggest pre-selling romantic drama in the service's history. This doesn't mean the movie will be super huge because the previous record holders include The Vow, Safe Haven and Dear John. It is a nice little publicity boost though because now everyone will write a little piece about the record and people who were on the fence about going or didn't know about the movie might end up seeing it. The Vow did open to $41M in its first weekend. One thing Fandango made clear though is that the Twilight franchise is not included in the romantic drama category. Aren't you glad they aren't making any more of those movies? Well, not for awhile anyway. They will end up making some based on scripts rather than the books. Fandango says Twilight is classified as a fantasy romance. That category sounds like something Lindsay Lohan charges extra for.

48 comments:

T. E. Cuz said...

ive heard good reviews on the film.

Violet said...

Middle Violet Jr (aged 13) and all her friends will be lapping this up. They have spent the last year weeping over the book.

sandybrook said...

Let me know when it gets to OnDemand.

jack ducky said...

Cant stand john green and I'm so tired of hearing about this stupid movie.

TalksTooMuch said...

Mazel tov?

Violet said...

@Jack I can only deduce that you are not a 13 year old girl then.

Sherry said...

I know Shai was quite excited to play the role. It's this generations "Love Story"

Riven said...

Twilight should be considered an introduction into domestic violence and identifying key warning signs.

Fault In Our Stars sounds like a horrible book.

derek harvey said...

and so? Twilight was one of the biggest opening movies of all time and Gangham Style was one of the most popular songs. Just because something is popular does not make it good. I am tired of all the movies at my local Cineplex being Action movies with no plot, kids animated or Tween crap like this....

Erika said...

I saw the film at a screening in May 28th. It wasn't nearly as emotionally manipulative or cheesy as I thought it would be. It was actually really good.

jack ducky said...

You are correct!

JSierra said...

I will be there with my sister, personal boxes of wine, and an ugly cry. I am not ashamed.

Frufra said...

Blerg. I am a women who hates "romantic dramas" with a passion. I'll never forget when I made that discovery - went to see Dirty Dancing when it came out, and I was the only girl in the theater who wasn't crying and cheering at the end. I'm a nice person, I swear, but this genre makes me stabby!

Brenda L said...

The book was fabulous, highly recommend!

Frufra said...

Makes me think about the episode of Seinfeld where Elaine was the only one who hated The English Patient. Elaine Benes + Frufra = soul sisters.

JSierra said...

Very, very rarely do I cry during these types of movies but for some reason even the previews get me teary so I'm preparing myself for a tear or two. The Notebook is actually the only romdram I have cried during, not counting Titanic but I had just started puberty so I don't think that counts.

B626 said...

The oxygen tube on a perfectly healthy looking movie star face annoys me. All the folks I have known wearing these sure don't look that good!

Frufra said...

@J - okay, I'll cop to crying during Titanic. Hell, even Mr. F cried during Titanic (and we were well past starting puberty :-).)

parissucksliterally said...

Loved the book, will not see the movie til it comes on cable.

JoElla said...

@Frufra I HAAAAAAAAAAATED the English Patient. And totally LMAO at that episode.

I'll be dragged by my 14year old daughter to see this. She loved the book.

@JSierra OMG the Notebook.. reduced me to total snot flinging, air gulping ugly crying. I totally freaked out the kids with my loud crying.

Okay if anyone wants to see a good cry your eyes out movie (Even you Frufra would love this one, I promise!)

Find "My Life Without Me". trust me on this.

Hammer_Girl said...

I think I should have been born with a penis. I've never seen ANY of the movies y'all listed above, nor read the books, and just reading about them makes me squirm. I can't do romance or emotional stuff. Obviously I didn't get hugged enough as a child.

derek harvey said...

@Joella---I have seen that with Sarah Polly right? It was pretty good....What about Autumn in NY *jokes jokes worse dying young movie EVER***

JSierra said...

LOL Joella! Idk why but from what I've heard, The Notebook gets a lot of people. I lost it when they were dancing and Allie forgot who he was again. Why does movie love have to make me hurt so bad?!

JSierra said...

Fru if only she had let him on the damn floating door. I would rather be with sexy Leo and have no legs than watch sexy Leo float into a frozen, endless abyss while I laid spread eagle on a 10ft door.

SusanB said...

@HammerGirl - I'm the same way - romance novels bore me to death. I'll watch an occasional romantic movie but I resent being made to cry by these movies.

Runswithscissors said...

I am currently reading it, it's quite good actually. I don't like teen literature.

Runswithscissors said...

I am enjoying the book, didn't even know a movie was made. I will definitely not see the movie, I don't like "Afternoon Special" movies, anyone remember those?
I cannot stand teen movies.

auntliddy said...

Fru fru- english patient was awful, i didnt care about the charactors at all. Mr liddy almost cried thru the notebook, and swore a promised he would do the same for me if i ever go off the rails. Meanwhile im thinking, yeah, you're going in a home buddy, lol

Frufra said...

@auntliddy - love you, mean it! Silly men :-p.

@JSierra - I know, right???? He should have at least climbed up on the door to see if they could have both been on it - if it started to sink, maybe he bails off then? And geez, I always get irritated at those movies where the people have known each other like 12 hours, but it's hopeless true luv 4 ever. EYEROLL.

auntliddy said...

Fru-wouldnt it have been hilarious if he shoved HER off the door and said, sorry baby, gotta look out for number one, lol. Oh yeah, ill never let go-( eyeroll)-and hold her hand while she freezes to death, lol. Then lets her go, saying , sorry honey, you are just dead weight to me now, away from my door! Now that wld have been great!

Renoblondee said...

I'm an easy cry-er since I've had my babies. Cry over everything and anything. A damn mess. I've got this book coming to me from my library when it's available.

Ari said...

Not to mention the OD PR since like March...I was shocked to see that the movie didn't even open yet...there have been Ads since April

LowKey said...

I'm another one that is bored to tears by "chick flicks" Gimme comedy or action any day!

Riven said...

@JSierra this was me and my sister opening night of A Walk To Remember. Still not ashamed, that movie and book were the only good things Nicolas Sparks did (IMO).

Riven said...

I have a hoity-toity film degree and I love to munch on popcorn and watch shit blow up.

nurysp said...

its freaky they played brother and sister in divergent

ill look pass that and check it out
my lil evil heart needs some sappy shit everyonce in a while not to turn full evil

Hammer_Girl said...

Maybe we need to get TTM to start another blog for us testosterone fueled movie loving ladies?

TalksTooMuch said...

We do have a movie post at the same time as the book club, this week it's a comedy, The Princess Bride. Go ahead and through up some smash 'em up suggestions for next time, Dirty Bird!

TalksTooMuch said...

Maybe with extra testosteroni!

teresa crane said...

@Frufra - I thought I was the only one who didn't like Dirty Dancing. I never understood why every one of my friends went crazy over it.

I did cry at Titanic though. Saw it like three times in the theatre and cried through the credits.

Krissie said...

I hate romantic movies. I hate drams. I like horror movies. I don't think it's a question of being male or female. It's just what you like. I do wish Hollywood would stop acting like women only want to see weepy dramatic shit though.

Shame this looks like a hit because I loathe Shailene "i'm not a feminist cuz I like men, LOL" Woodley, what a fucking idiot.

Krissie said...

I meant to write "I hate dramas". Can't even be bothered to spell 'em right I guess. So dull.

feraltart said...

Saw Bad Neighbours with my husband last night, both of us loved it & laughed our guts out. Particularly funny as I am at war with a neighbour at the moment.

BeckyMae said...

@teresa I hated Dirty Dancing too....mind you I was more of a Pretty in Pink kinda gal....

VeeBee said...

I'm not huge on teen literature either but an older lady recommended it to me. She reads a LOT so I figured if she liked it it must be good and it was. I thought it was fantastic. I especially love the parts about Peter Van Houton and his book An Imperial Affliction. Casting Willem DaFoe as Van Houton was genius. I can't wait to see the movie! And yes, my 13 year-old niece and all her friends are off their little rails over it.

Meauxelle said...

I generally do not like "teen lit", but a 17 year-old client of mine, who is extremely intelligent and well-read, kind of dared me to read it and not like it. She was right-it's a great story. I most certainly did not tell her about the ugly cry that erupted out of me while reading it.

auntliddy said...

Becky et al- Alright!!!! I have had enough of the dirty dancing/ Baby hate!!! Isnt it enough she was put in a corner????

Tartan Princess said...

Haaahaaaa liddy and fru,love it!!