Valentine’s Day – Number 1
The star-studded romance Valentine’s Day wooed audiences with a $52.4m opening weekend, easily grabbing the No. 1 spot over the holiday that shares its name.
Directed by Garry Marshall (Pretty Woman), Valentine’s Day was a celebrity bonanza. The cast includes Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Garner, Anne Hathaway, Julia Roberts, Jamie Foxx, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Biel, Shirley MacLaine, Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner.
Valentine’s Day distributor Warner Bros. estimated its love story will be in the $60m range after the President’s Day holiday on Monday. That would break the President’s Day weekend record of $52m set by Ghost Rider over the four-day holiday weekend in 2007.
Like Dear John, Valentine’s Day drew mainly women, with the female crowd making up 68% of the audience, said Dan Fellman, head of distribution for Warner Bros.