"The Fault in Our Stars" is off to a stellar start.
The romantic drama, based on the popular
The movie about two teens who meet and fall in love at a cancer support group has been projected to gross at least $35 million in the United States and Canada through Sunday, though it could certainly do much better given the Thursday results.
The Thursday numbers clearly benefited from the special fan screenings, dubbed "The Night Before Our Stars," in 650 theaters, for which tickets cost $25 each. Those screenings featured a live simulcast of a question-and-answer session with stars
Also handicapping projections is the possibility that the social media-fueled interest among the young female fan base could be skewing box-office results toward early screenings.
The $12-million movie is expected to give