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'Valentine's Day' Tops Box Office Chart on Valentine's Weekend

February 15, 2010 02:48:44 GMT

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.


'Valentine's Day' Tops Box Office Chart on Valentine's Weekend
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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:

  1. "Valentine's Day" - $56.4 million
  2. "The Wolfman" - $31.8 million
  3. "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief" - $31.4 million
  4. "Avatar" - $23.5 million
  5. "Dear John" - $16 million
  6. "Tooth Fairy" - $6 million
  7. "From Paris with Love" - $5.5 million
  8. "Edge of Darkness" - $4.8 million
  9. "Crazy Heart" - $4.2 million
  10. "When in Rome" - $3.7 million
*UPDATE: When the final figures came out on Monday, February 15, "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief" dropped another slot to the third. Hence, it swapped place with "The Wolfman", which now secured the second position on the chart.

© AceShowbiz.com




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