Just about the whole team behind this summer’s smash hit The Fault in Our Stars reunited on Thursday to celebrate the dedication of a green bench on the 20th Century Fox lot in Los Angeles, with a ribbon cutting and photo shoot and everything. As any of the (many, many) obsessive fans of the John Green novel and its big screen adaptation will tell you, a similar looking bench is where Hazel (Shailene Woodley) and Gus (Ansel Elgort) smooch during a magical (and then not-so-magical) trip to Amsterdam. Woodley and Elgort were on hand for the dedication Thursday, as were the movie’s director Josh Boone and Green. “I just started tearing up,” Woodley told USA Today.
Only a year ago, few movie fans knew who Ansel Elgort was. Yahoo Movies found out how he's adjusting to fame following the back-to-back hits 'Divergent' and 'The Fault in Our Stars.'
The author expressed his sadness over the decision by a California school system to ban his bestselling YA novel from a middle-school library
The Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone will pen the script Katie Holmes is making the move into the director’s chair with the adaptation of the book All We Had, which she optioned in July. Holmes will also star in her directorial debut, which centers on a mother (Holmes) and her 13-year-old daughter, who live together on the edge of poverty. Jane Rosenthal (Little Fockers) has signed on to produce the project, and The Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone will pen the script. Her passion for the material, along with Josh Boone’s ability to tell stories grounded in the comedy and drama of everyday, will truly bring these characters to life," said Rosenthal in a statement.
Chloë Grace Moretz knows her new film, If I Stay, draws easy comparisons to that other doomed teenage romance, The Fault in Our Stars. “Be my guest,” Jake Ryan says in the 1984 comedy, offering up his woozy, drunk girlfriend to the Geek.
By Mike Fleming Jr. Paramount Pictures is in talks with actress-filmmaker Sarah Polley to adapt Looking For Alaska, the debut novel by The Fault in Our Stars author John Green. The film will be produced by Mark Waters and Jessica Tuchinsky through their Watermark Pictures banner. The protagonist is 16-year-old Miles Halter, who, after an antiseptic adolescence in Florida, moves to a boarding school in Alabama and learns coming-of-age lessons from his roommate and his beautiful and mysterious best friend, Alaska Young.
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 openingin 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. 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.
When a modestly budgeted, teen-friendly movie opens with just less than $50 million at the box office, Hollywood usually starts thinking about a sequel. “When we were working on New Moon, my nephew was working for us,” Godfrey told Yahoo Movies last year on the set of Fault.
By Todd Cunningham As displays of box-office girl power go, the $48 million opening of The Fault in Our Stars was an all-timer. Primed for months by a massive social media campaign, young women — the audience was 82 percent female and 79 percent under the age of 25 — swarmed the adaptation of John Green’s bestselling novel about tragic teen love. That’s one of the steepest Friday-Saturday drops ever, according to Box Office Mojo. Also read: Fault in Our Stars Weeps Way to Hearty $48 Million at Box Office No one at Fox was complaining, since the weekend box-office haul quadrupled the production budget of Fault, but it was wild ride.
Our writer talks about going to see the blockbuster weepy The Fault in Our Stars with her teenage daughter.
Fox’s tragic teen romance “The Fault in Our Stars" captured the box-office crown with a $48.2 million opening this weekend, swamping Tom Cruise’s “Edge of Tomorrow” and providing the summer’s biggest surprise yet. In a season typically dominated by pricey epics featuring superheroes, monsters and giant robots, the low-budget adaptation of John Green’s bestseller about two young cancer patients (Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort) falling in love was something out of the ordinary. They went home happy, and gave the film an “A” CinemaScore. Also read: Tracy Morgan in Critical Condition After Car Crash (Update) The success of “Fault,” produced for $12 million by Temple Hill Entertainment’s Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen via Fox 2000, is a major financial score for the studio as not many movies quadruple their production budgets in the first three days.
The Fault in Our Stars is on pace to make $35 million this weekend, although 20th Century Fox, the studio behind the film, is being more conservative and pegging the opening in the mid-$20 million range. It now expands to 3,171 theaters.
In honor of The Fault in Our Stars, we present our exhaustive examination of the most heart-rending movies that make audiences weep