By Sunday, February 14, the romantic comedy has taken in $56.4 million, making it a champion at box office chart during the long U.S. President's day weekend.
This weekend has really become the time for "Valentine's Day". During the long U.S. President's day weekend as well as Valentine's weekend, the Garry Marshall-directed film has attracted moviegoers to go to theaters, collecting $56.4 million from ticket sales. Thus, the romantic comedy has claimed itself as the winner at this weekend box office chart.
Similar to "Dear John" success, female audience once again had a big role in "Valentine's Day" great achievement. According to Paul Dergarabedian, president of the box office division at Hollywood.com, 70% of the audience of the star-studded movie, which has just been released on Friday, February 12, were women.
"Valentine's Day" was followed by two other newcomers, "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief" and "The Wolfman". The fantasy movie which comes from the director of first three "Harry Potter" films, Chris Columbus, sat on the second place with a take of $31.4 million while the Benicio Del Toro-starring horror landed the third spot with $31.8 million haul.
Meanwhile, "Avatar" keeps making money by adding another $23.5 million to its domestic cume. Though so, the James Cameron-directed sci-fi dropped two slots to the fourth place on its ninth weekend. Meanwhile, last week champion "Dear John" did not manage to maintain its glorious moment for a quite long time as it now only managed to secure the fifth position with $16 million gross.
Top Ten Movies at Box Office for February 12-14:
- "Valentine's Day" - $56.4 million
- "The Wolfman" - $31.8 million
- "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief" - $31.4 million
- "Avatar" - $23.5 million
- "Dear John" - $16 million
- "Tooth Fairy" - $6 million
- "From Paris with Love" - $5.5 million
- "Edge of Darkness" - $4.8 million
- "Crazy Heart" - $4.2 million
- "When in Rome" - $3.7 million