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Teen weepie "The Fault in Our Stars" had audiences reaching for their Kleenexes on Friday as the movie took in a whopping $26 million. The Fox film is on its way to a stellar opening north of $50 million, exceeding earlier predictions of ticket sales in the $40 million-$45 million range.
Cruise starrer “Edge of Tomorrow,” meanwhile, was an underperformer, notching just $10.7 million on its way to a likely weekend domestic total under $30 million. The
Both of those movies failed to reach $90 million in domestic grosses, though "Oblivion" took in nearly $200 million more overseas. At the current pace, it's very likely "Edge" will also fail to reach the $90-million mark in the U.S. The movie has been open for a week in several key international territories as well, such as Germany and the Britain, to thus far modest results.
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The film also received an “A” CinemaScore from audiences Friday, bolstering pundits' belief that the film can continue to flourish at the box office in the weeks ahead even as big releases such as the R-rated comedy “22 Jump Street” and
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