Weekend Box Office Final Figures: “Fault in Our Stars” fell off a cliff

The actual final figures for last weekend’s box office take showed that “22 Jump Street” did a little worse — $57 million as opposed to close to $60 — than earlier estimates had indicated.

And “How to Train Your Dragon 2” didn’t do what animated sequels do and light up the night, either. It did not open over $50 million after all.

But the eye opener in that top ten is “The Fault in Our Stars.” Apparently, there was no repeat business. And every teen girl in America obsessed with the novel, and those older adults who hide their reading habits, lost in “Young Adult” fiction, saw it opening weekend.

The fall-off, first to second weekend, wasn’t a better than average 40%, an average 50% or even a poor 60%. It was 70%. “Fault” took a Tyler Perry plunge. Ouch.

At least there won’t be a sequel.


About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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