“The Fault in Our Stars” (TFIOS) has certainly emerged as one of summer’s biggest blockbusters. The movie adaptation of the bestselling young adult novel hits the on-screen success as it reached the $100 million mark, outstandingly becoming one of the most profitable films for 2014.
Deadline reported that the tearjerker film even bested the “Twilight” opening in UK and Brazil. Even more than so, despite the ongoing World Cup taking place in Brazil, TFIOS continues to attract more viewers and remains on the top position in the overseas market, earning $18.2M to this day. This is definitely a huge surprise because in just 11 days, it managed to exceed the overall gross of three blockbuster films, namely “Twilight,” “The Hunger Games” and the movie with the same stars having different roles, “Divergent.”
Initially, the worldwide benchmark for a blockbuster is $64.9M, but with this ongoing success, it is now over $165M. The lives of the young actors, Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, will never be the same as they’ve become worldwide icons for their film’s international success.
Creators of the film “Van Cliburn” will greatly benefit from this news as they recently signed Elgort as part of the main protagonist. For this film, he will be playing the role of a Texan pianist who rose to fame during the Cold War. Great news will be spelled for Lionsgate Films as they continue the sequel for the next chapter of “Divergent,” “Insurgent.” Moreover, Elgort will be featured opposite Adam Sandler in Jason Reitman’s “Men, Women & Children.”
The phenomenon of the movie’s success is quite baffling as the genre didn’t really fall between the usual types that get the blockbuster recognition. Well, you couldn’t really turn down the positive facts that the movie is based in a bestselling book. The movie did a swell job in the marketing and distribution. Plus, fans of the book that are in their 20s use social media as their main energy source, not to mention the avid YouTube followers of the book’s author, John Green. Technically, the movie really did reek of success from these facts alone.
Money talks in Hollywood, and they are contemplating whether the success of such film could actually alter the blockbuster films in the coming years. Will people now be more inclined with story-driven movies compared to those that are driven with special effects? We would like to know what you think of the success of “The Fault in Our Stars.” Feel free to post your comments below.
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