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Fault In Our Stars soars at North American box office

Published on Jun 9, 2014 6:46 AM

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Romantic drama The Fault In Our Stars – a love story about teenagers who meet at a cancer support group – soared at the North American box office, industry estimates showed Sunday.

The movie, based on a popular young adult novel by John Green, raked in US$48.2 million (S$60.3 million) in its opening weekend, pushing last week’s number one Maleficent down to the number two slot.

Maleficent – starring and produced by megastar Angelina Jolie – is a modern retelling of the life of Sleeping Beauty’s arch-nemesis.

The wicked witch who has haunted generations of children earned a still impressive US$33.5 million in its second weekend in theatres, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations said.

Cinema still: The Fault In Our Stars. -- PHOTO: 20TH CENTURY FOX
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