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AT BOX OFFICE, FAULT HAS NO FAULT; EDGEHAS NO EDGE

June 10, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Apparently eager to take a weekend off from a plethora of effects-heavy blockbusters that have dominated the summer — at least until Transformers: Age of Extinction opens on June 27 — moviegoers passed up the critically praised Edge of Tomorrow, starring Tom Cruise, which reportedly cost $175 million to produce, and headed for The Fault in the Stars, which reportedly cost about $12 million. Fault had faultless premiere on Friday, taking in more than half its weekend revenue of $48 million on that day. But ticket sales dropped 51 percent on Saturday and another 27 percent on Sunday. By contrast, Edge opened with $10.6 million on Friday, and remained virtually flat with $10.5 million on Saturday, dropping 27 percent on Sunday for a total of $28.8 million. Disney’s Maleficent, meanwhile, started the weekend with $10.2 million on Friday, then rose on Saturday to $13.5 million and finally ending up with $34.3 million for the weekend. Overall, the box office was up 9.2 percent over last year, when Universal’s The Purge opened with $34.1 million.