There was little fault in “The Fault in Our Stars’” opening day box office performance.
The eagerly anticipated film earned a whopping $26.1 million from cinemas Friday. First for the evening by a multiple of more than 2, it will neither have trouble cruising to victory for the entire opening weekend nor struggle to cross the $50 million threshold in its first three days.
Despite its strong reviews, “Edge of Tomorrow” did not get off to a glowing start. The film claimed second for the night with a soft $10.7 million.
“Maleficent, last week’s winner, claimed third place with $10.1 million. Analysts, however, expect it will edge “Edge of Tomorrow” for second place by the time the weekend ends.
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” ($4.5 million) and “A Million Ways to Die in the West” ($2.2 million) filled out the top five.