Congratulations to everyone involved with making The Fault in Our Stars into a faithful movie adaptation of John Green‘s novel. It has now earned $100 million domestically, plus $64 internationally. For a movie such as this, a realistic love story about two teenagers afflicted with cancer, it is an amazing achievement.
Fox 2000‘s The Fault In Our Stars just crossed $100M domestically to become one of the most profitable films released in 2014. On a $12M negative not counting marketing and distribution costs, the film based on the best-selling John Green book is also besting Twilight’s opening in the UK and in Brazil. In fact, in Brazil, where the World Cup is in full swing, the tearjerker is on fire and remains the top market for overseas where it has earned $18.2M to date. And, how surprising is this? In Brazil, in 11 days it surpassed the lifetime gross of not only Twilight, but also The Hunger Games and Divergent which featured Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort as brother and sister. Fox can thank their international distribution team of Paul Hanneman and Tomas Jegeus and their staff.
Fans of books always look at movie adaptations with trepidation, and they have a right to. I certainly was skeptical about it when I first heard that Ansel Elgort got the part of Gus, after already getting the role of Caleb in Divergent. Of course, that was only because I wasn’t sure if I could handle seeing him as the brother of the Shailene Woodley‘s Tris in Divergent, and then as her boyfriend in Fault. Also because I had not seen him in anything at the time.
Turns out, I didn’t have a thing to worry about, because he was Augustus Waters.
It also helps that the writers and the director handled the source material as well as any writer could hope for when their book is being made into a movie. And that’s a good thing.