Nerdfighteria has proven itself strong in the last couple days as ‘The Fault in Our Stars’, the film adaption of John Green’s bestselling novel, exploded on its opening day in the box office.
The Wrap is reporting that ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ brought in $26 million during its opening day. ‘Divergent’, which opened last March, saw $24 million on its opening day. ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ is now predicted to make somewhere around $55 million its opening weekend–they’ve now doubled box office expectations.
‘Fault’, which features ‘Divergent’ stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort has opened to high praise from fans and critics alike. It’s currently dominating trending topics across Social Media and has a FRESH rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
These numbers are significant for YA adaptions. The fact that a contemporary novel (which reportedly only cost $12 million to make) has brought in such a substantial amount of money shows the start of a new trend in YA book to film adaptions: Not all blockbusters need high end visual effects and budgets.
‘The Fault in Our Stars’ is just the beginning of what should be numerous YA contemporary adaptions. John Green’s Paper Towns is also headed to the big screen, as is Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park.
DID YOU SEE THE FAULT IN OUR STARS?