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!