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'Fault in Our Stars' Eyes Stunning $52M-Plus Debut, Crushes (Tom Cruise) 'Edge of Tomorrow'
The Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 7, 2014 | Pamela McClintock

Posted on 06/08/2014 6:03:32 AM PDT by C19fan

Younger females are storming the North American box office to see The Fault in Our Stars, which took in a whopping $26.1 million on Friday for a projected $52 million-plus debut. That's a major victory for Fox 2000, which made the romantic drama for a mere $12 million.

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Fault in Our Stars is trouncing Tom Cruise's big-budget Edge of Tomorrow, a sci-fi epic that cost Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow at least $178 million to produce.

The critically acclaimed Edge of Tomorrow did slightly better than expected at the Friday box office, earning $10.6 million for a possible $30 million weekend. That's still a problematic number, considering the movie's cost. Edge hopes to make up ground overseas, where Cruise remains a far bigger movie star.

(Excerpt) Read more at hollywoodreporter.com ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: cruise; movies; sci
Low budget Chick Flix crushes Tom Cruise!!! Looks like 2nd year in a row a Tom Cruise Sci-Fi blockbuster type movie bombed.
1 posted on 06/08/2014 6:03:32 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

My teenage daughters want to see the new X-Men thing.


2 posted on 06/08/2014 6:04:11 AM PDT by Tax-chick (When the truth finally dawns, it dawns in fire!)
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Ahhh poor old Tom hasn’t had a hit movie in forever


3 posted on 06/08/2014 6:06:19 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: C19fan

I thought Edge of Tomorrow was quite good. It was like Groundhog Day but set in a war movie.


4 posted on 06/08/2014 6:26:04 AM PDT by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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To: C19fan

When is Hollywood going to make a kick-ass, epic bio-pic about George Washington? I mean seriously, it’s time to give old George the Silver Screen treatment. It would be divided into three parts: His early years up until the Boston Massacre; the American Revolution, and then his Presidency and death.


5 posted on 06/08/2014 6:35:52 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: C19fan

wow, guess ole scientology can’t cut it anymore


6 posted on 06/08/2014 6:47:31 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: drbuzzard

I’d give it 3.5 stars out of 5.


7 posted on 06/08/2014 6:49:50 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

George Washington is featured in the Assassins’ Creed video game. He was a Freemason, you know.


8 posted on 06/08/2014 6:50:24 AM PDT by Tax-chick (When the truth finally dawns, it dawns in fire!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
When is Hollywood going to make a kick-ass, epic bio-pic about George Washington? I mean seriously, it’s time to give old George the Silver Screen treatment. It would be divided into three parts: His early years up until the Boston Massacre; the American Revolution, and then his Presidency and death.

Because they are too busy making movies about Trayvon Martin's death.

What's next, a movie about Sandra Fluke?

Anyway, Hollywood has money to burn, making movies that suit their views and fail at the box office.

9 posted on 06/08/2014 6:59:48 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

You should check out the miniseries called Turn on AMC (I think). Very engrossing. Season finale is tonight.


10 posted on 06/08/2014 7:39:14 AM PDT by Diplomat
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To: C19fan; All

Why the Tom Cruise hate? He is a nut and member of a cult but he doesn’t get political unlike most of the libtards in Hollywood. He just makes movies and keeps to himself. I would rather see his movies than Looney Clooney or even Tom Hanks anymore.

Also, Edge of Tomorrow was an extremely good movie. Probably one of the best I have seen in a while. Rotten Tomatoes agrees with a 90% rating. Not just a CGI blow em up action flick.


11 posted on 06/08/2014 7:52:46 AM PDT by okkev68
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I loved Minority Report as well.


12 posted on 06/08/2014 8:16:05 AM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: miliantnutcase

Agreed. Great movie.


13 posted on 06/08/2014 8:17:51 AM PDT by okkev68
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To: okkev68

“Oblivion” was pretty good. I’m looking forward to “Edge of Tomorrow.” Everyone seems to be raving about it.


14 posted on 06/08/2014 8:24:07 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: okkev68

Tom Cruise plays the same character
http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-actors-who-do-exact-same-thing-in-every-movie/


15 posted on 06/08/2014 1:07:11 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: Nifster
Ahhh poor old Tom hasn’t had a hit movie in forever

He needs to come out of the closet.

16 posted on 06/08/2014 1:08:10 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Sounds like a South Park episode ;)


17 posted on 06/08/2014 3:06:55 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

Edge of Tomorrow is a fun, fun movie. It’s his best in for-ever.


18 posted on 06/13/2014 10:47:07 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/ http://thepurginglutheran.tumblr.com/)
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Sorry I don’t pay to see Scientologists.


19 posted on 06/13/2014 9:03:08 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

Fair enough. But who do you see?


20 posted on 06/14/2014 5:01:50 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/ http://thepurginglutheran.tumblr.com/)
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To: Future Snake Eater
“Oblivion” was pretty good. I’m looking forward to “Edge of Tomorrow.” Everyone seems to be raving about it.

I liked Oblivion a lot too...I'll probably go see Edge of Tomorrow". Tom Cruise picks some great sci-fi scripts to star in.

21 posted on 06/14/2014 5:06:28 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: C19fan
Two more obscure movies out there are:

1. Belle: A terrific historical drama about a black orphan from Africa brought up in high-society England by her relatives

2. Words and Pictures: A well done drama about difficulties in peoples lives and getting resolution for them, tempered by very excellent humor, in an appealing private school setting

The list of excellent movies with low budgets is actually quite extensive. It seems that more people are choosing them over the Hollywood huge budget nonsense that is overwhelmed by special effects and unending litanies which glorify violence.

22 posted on 06/14/2014 5:26:44 AM PDT by grania
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To: InvisibleChurch

These days I don’t go to the movies much. I like to watch the oldies.....even if I have seen them a hunted times they are enjoyable. The good guys win. I rarely am preached at and when I am it is direct and straight forward (think Gentleman’s Agreement).


23 posted on 06/14/2014 8:59:04 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“When is Hollywood going to make a kick-ass, epic bio-pic about George Washington? “

Never. The theme is too white, too Christian and involves the subjugation of Indians and Blacks.


24 posted on 06/14/2014 9:29:18 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Nifster

Ok. Thx. I gotcha.


25 posted on 06/14/2014 12:45:43 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/ http://thepurginglutheran.tumblr.com/)
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