The Fault in Our Stars movie based on author John Green’s book of the same name became extremely popular during the summer and made tons of money at the box office. Below are some interesting facts about The Fault in our Stars.
1. Low Budget Movie
20th Century Fox spent only $12 million producing The Fault in Our Stars. Tiny figure compared to the amazing box office collection generated by this low budget movie.
2. Surprising Box office Collections
For a low budget movie, The Fault in Our Starts surprised everyone by generating over $285 million in box office collections (As of September 4, 2014). The movie was also critically acclaimed and loved by the audience.
3. Highest ROI
The Fault in Our Stars probably ranks as one of the highest ROI generating movies of all times. It made for its producers $24 for every $1 invested. As of September 4, 2014 the movie has made $273 million in profits.
4. Josh Boone’s second movie
The Fault in Our Stars is director Josh Boone’s second movie. His first film was Stuck in Love starring Jennifer Connelly and Greg Kinnear. He is currently working on an adaptation of Stephen King’s novel The Stand.
5. John Green Acted In the Movie!
Author John Green had shot for a Cameo appearance in the movie, as the father of a little girl. However, the scene was cut from the movie. Both John Green and the director came to the conclusion that the scene was somewhat breaking the flow of the movie.
6. Made at a Furious Pace
The entire movie was shot in less than 2 months. The filming began on August 26, 2013 and ended on October 16, 2013.
7. New York Times Bestseller
The Fault in Our Stars book spent 78 consecutive weeks on the New York Times best-seller list. It was the #1 New York Times Bestseller for seven consecutive weeks.
8. Did You Pre-order?
For his loyal fans author John Green hand signed every single copy of the book that was pre-ordered!
9. Shailene Woodley begged to be in the movie.
Actor Shailene Woodley wrote a long letter to author John Green asking to be included in the movie. She was initially considered too pretty, athletic and healthy-looking to play a cancer patient.
10. The Movie has a Better Ending than the Book
John Green was impressed by the work of screenwriting duo Michael H. Weber and Scott Neustadter. He thought they made some outstanding improvements and gave a far better ending to the movie.
The author says, he bullied everyone to ensure that the same screen writers were working on the adaptation of his novel “Paper Towns,” which is in development with Fox 2000.