Valentine's Day reigns supreme at the box office

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

For the past several years, I’ve found it odd that studios haven’t released a big time romantic comedy on Valentine’s Day weekend.  There have even been a couple of years where there wasn’t a romantic movie at all playing at the theater.  But leave it up to Garry Marshall to make a movie called Valentine’s Day and release it on Valentine’s Day.  The trick worked as the film managed to rake in over $52 million at the box office.  But V-day wasn’t the only new movie to do well.  PERCY JACKSON took in over $31 million and the much delayed THE WOLFMAN grabbed over $30 million.  Overall, I’d say it was an extremely successful box office weekend for the studios.

On the AVATAR watch, its total is now almost at $660 million as it took in another $22 million.  It’s hard not to be impressed by that number.  Next week sees he release of Leonardo Dicaprio’s SHUTTER ISLAND, which has also had a couple of delays.

Taylor Swift and Jennifer Garner in Valentine's Day

1 Valentine’s Day $52,410,000

2 Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief $31,100,000

3 The Wolfman $30,627,000

4 Avatar $22,000,000

5 Dear John $15,300,000

6 Tooth Fairy $5,600,000

7 From Paris with Love $4,740,000

8 Edge of Darkness $4,585,000

9 Crazy Heart $4,000,000

10 When in Rome $3,429,00

Source: Box Office Mojo

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