Josh Boone’s adaptation of the bestselling John Green tearjerker The Fault in Our Stars will be a force to be reckoned with when it opens in theaters on Friday. Just how huge the film about love-struck, cancer-stricken teens will be, but we know that the box office haul is going to be massive.
Today, Fandango noted that The Fault in Our Stars has out-paced the Rachel McAdams–Channing Tatum starrer The Vow, the film which had previously garnered the most advance ticket sales on the 14-year-old site.
According to a non-scientific survey of 1,000 Fault in Our Stars ticket-buyers, 81 percent have read the book, and 80 percent plan to see the movie with a group of friends. Meanwhile, almost 65 percent said star Shailene Woodley, whose last film Divergent also opened to huge numbers, was a motivating factor in their buying a ticket.
Early tracking predicted a $25 million to $30 million domestic debut.
The Fault in Our Stars features rising stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort and is projected to debut to more than $30 million this weekend. This Love Story for Millennials centers on two teenagers who meet and fall in love in a support group for cancer patients.