Hey BFFs, You TOLD Those Critics — 'Valentine's Day' Scored a Record $65 Million at the Box Office!

Mon, February 15, 2010 1:44pm EST by 5 Comments

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Even if most critics derided ‘Valentine’s Day’ as a barely-directed, poorly-acted, laughably-written bucket of candy-coated schmaltz, women still came out in droves to see it!

OK, so Citizen Kane this was not — nor was it even Love Actually, actually. But Valentine’s Day, which starred pretty much every star ever to appear on HollywoodLife.com, was exactly what women wanted at the movies over the Prez Day Weekend and on V-Day itself, and they bought $65 million worth of tickets to prove it, Deadline.com reports. So what if the critics battered it like a heart-shaped pinata? As Taylor Swift‘s character in the flick would put it: Whatever.

Just like with New Moon and Dear John, young women totally ignored the critical opprobrium and went to see Valentine’s Day, despite its mostly silly dialogue, completely cut-and-paste plot development, and — oh, wait, was that Eric Dane‘s bronzed chest? And Taylor Lautner doing backflips in a muscle shirt? And blonde Jessica Alba in a pair of sweet Louboutin pumps? Just like that box of chocolates most of them got sometime during the weekend, nutritive value was of no consequence.

As such, V-Day and Dear John and, still, Avatar made this four-day Presidents’ Weekend the highest-grossing ever, with $230 million in box office. Way to go girls!

TELL US WHAT YOU THOUGHT OF VALENTINE’S DAY BELOW AND IF WE LOVE YOUR REVIEW — WE’LL REPOST IT!

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Mark

Posted at 4:04 PM on February 15, 2010  

Wasn’t that bad. My fiance and I went during the day on Saturday after eating at a nice restaurant, so our expectations weren’t that high. Best scene: The dude running through the steets with only a guitar and towel covering him – that was great!

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willlee

Posted at 2:04 PM on February 15, 2010  

Hey everyone, tell us what you thought of ‘Valentine’s Day!’
I personally thought it not as awful as all those bitter critics who probably didn’t have a V-Day date anyway.

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lindsey

Posted at 2:08 PM on February 15, 2010  

I didn’t have a vday date but i liked it!

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lindsey

Posted at 2:04 PM on February 15, 2010  

I love this movie’s cast!

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Michael

Posted at 3:28 AM on February 16, 2010  

oh yeah? Who’s in it?

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