The film is a comedy about 10 people in Los Angeles whose lives intersect on the romantic holiday. The film is being fasttracked with hopes for a release on Valentine's Day 2010.
All those stars, all those laughs! The starriest cast you may ever see sparkles in a hilarious and heartwarming romcom from the director of Pretty Woman and The Princess Diaries. Stories crisscross, collide and boomerang in this look at a day in the life of love. There's a proposal. Flowers that didn't get sent. A big fat secret that's finally told. The "I'll show up and surprise him" that ended up surprising her. Fights, kisses, wrong turns, right moves and so much more. Whether new to love or through with love, you'll fall in love with this 19-star, funny-side-up celebration of romance.
Valentine's Day was released February 12th, 2010.Read More
The re-teaming of legendary director Martin Scorsese and international superstar-actor Leonardo DiCaprio proved successful again as the pair scored the number one spot at the box office this weekend with their psychological thriller Shutter Island. The film, which was seen in 2,991 theaters made $13,440 per theater for a total of $40.2 million in its first weekend, earning back a little over half or its estimated $80 million budget. Dropping a ridiculous 69.5% from last week to the number two position is the holiday themed film Valentine's Day, which was directed by Gary Marshall (Pretty Woman) and features an all-star cast that includes Julia Roberts, Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Jennifer Garner, Anne Hathaway, Jamie Foxx, Ashton Kutcher, Topher Grace, Bradley Cooper, Taylor Lautner, Taylor Swift, Shirley MacLaine and Kathy Bates. The movie, which was seen in 3,665 theaters earned $4,682 per theater for a weekend total of $17.1 million, bringing its grand total to $87.4 million in just two weeks and easily surpassing it's $52 million production budget.
Astonishingly, while still down 31.8% from last week but moving up one spot on the charts to take third place is the film that just won't quit, Avatar. James Cameron's 3D outer-space epic juggernaut was seen in 2,581 theaters and despite loosing 104 theaters from last week still managed to earn $6,238 per theater for a weekend total of $16.1 million, which brings its total domestic gross to around an incredible $687.8 million. The film has not only been in the top five on the box office charts for over ten weeks, but has earned nine Oscar nominations, won two Golden Globes and made over $2 billion worldwide now making it the highest grossing film both internationally and domestically of all-time. Following behind it in forth place and dropping two spots from last week is the Greek mythology adventure film Percy Jackson & the Olympians: Lightning Thief based on the popular children's book, directed by Chris Columbus and starring Logan Lerman, Pierce Brosnan, Uma Thurman, Sean Bean, Catherine Keener and Ray Winstone. The movie, which dropped over 50% from its opening week, added 40 theaters earning $4,505 in each of its 3,396 theaters for a weekend total of $15.3 million, bringing its total gross to around $58.7 million in its second week but still quite shy of its $95 million production budget. Finally, rounding out the top five this week was the long awaited retelling of the classic hairy-monster story, The Wolfman, featuring Oscar Winner Benicio Del Toro as the shaggy-man and co-starring Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt and Hugo Weaving. The film, which dropped 68.7% from last week added only one theater earning $3,055 in each of its 3,223 theaters for a weekend total of $9.8 million, bringing its total box office gross to around $50 million in it's second week. But the movie will have to earn a lot more money if it hopes to breakeven and earn back its $150 million production budget.Read More
It's only fitting that on a long weekend that spanned two holidays in two straight days, that a holiday-themed film would be the new record-holder. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Garry Marshall's new film Valentine's Day set a new President's Day holiday weekend box office record with an estimated $66.9 million.
The race for second place over the four-day weekend was a close one, with Percy Jackson & the Olympians: Lightning Thief taking in $38.8 million with The Wolfman close behind at $36.5 million. Avatar finished in fourth place with $30 million, bumping its mammoth domestic gross to $667.6 million through nine weeks and Dear John rounded out the top 5 with an estimated $18.8 million.Read More
Business was booming at the box office this Valentine's Day weekend as three new movies went straight to the top of the charts. It only made sense that audiences would gravitate towards the holiday themed film Valentine's Day this weekend, which was directed by Gary Marshall (Pretty Woman) and features an all-star cast that includes Julia Roberts, Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Jennifer Garner, Anne Hathaway, Jamie Foxx, Ashton Kutcher, Topher Grace, Bradley Cooper, Taylor Lautner, Taylor Swift, Shirley MacLaine and Kathy Bates. The film, which opened in 3,665 theaters made an average of $14,300 per theater for a total of roughly $52.4 million in its debut weekend. Following behind it in second place is the Greek mythology adventure film Percy Jackson & the Olympians: Lightning Thief based on the popular children's book, directed by Chris Columbus and starring Logan Lerman, Pierce Brosnan, Uma Thurman, Sean Bean, Catherine Keener and Ray Winstone. The movie, which played in 3,356 theaters made $9,267 in each theater earning a total of $31.1 million in it's opening weekend.
The last of the three new releases to rise to the top of the box office charts this weekend was the long awaited retelling of the classic hairy-monster story, The Wolfman, featuring Oscar Winner Benicio Del Toro as the shaggy-man and co-starring Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt and Hugo Weaving. The film, which came in a close third was seen in 3,222 theaters and earned $9,506 per theater for a total of $30.6 million in it's opening weekend. Dropping only 3.7% from the previous week but still coming in fourth place was James Cameron's 3D outer-space epic juggernaut Avatar, which earned another $22 million over the weekend. Playing in 315 fewer theaters than the week before the movie still managed to make $8,194 on each of its 2,685 theaters. Now after nine weeks at the box office, nine Oscar nominations and earning over $2 billion worldwide, Avatar has earned an astonishing $659.6 million domestically. Finally, rounding off the top five this week was last week's number one film Dear John. The film, which is based on the novel by The Notebook author Nicholas Sparks and stars Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried as distant lovers fell almost 50% from last week despite the fact that it was added in six theaters. The film made $5,143 per each of its 2,975 theaters, earning $15.3 over the weekend for a total of $53.1 million in just two weeks.Read More