Box-Office Milestone: 'Fault In Our Stars' Crosses $300 Million Worldwide
The $12 million tearjerker has now earned more than fellow YA film adaptation 'Divergent,' also starring Shailene Woodley
Continuing its dazzling run, YA drama The Fault in Our Stars has crossed the $300 million mark at the global box office in a major win for Fox 2000 and author John Green.
Fault in Our Stars, costing just $12 million to make, is easily one of the most profitable titles of 2014 so far, if not the most profitable, and has now surpassed fellow Shailene Woodley YA film adaptation Divergent ($286.3 million).
Younger females have fueled Fault in Our Stars, starring Woodley and Ansel Elgort as two young lovers who meet in a cancer support group. Josh Boone directed from an adapted script by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber.
Overseas, where it is still in release, the movie has earned $175.1 million. Domestically, it has taken in $124.8 million for a total $299.9 million through Wednesday, pushing its cume past $300 million sometime on Thursday.
Fault in Our Stars opened in early June in North America, beating fellow opener Edge of Tomorrow, Warner Bros.’ big-budget sci-fi actioner starring Tom Cruise, in its debut weekend.