Box Office

Audiences Love Valentine's Day

It may have been panned by the critics, but Valentine’s Day felt the love from theater-goers this weekend: The star-studded movie, which features Jennifer Garner, Julia Roberts, Shirley MacLaine, and many others, earned an estimated $52.4 million this weekend, $19.3 million of which is expected on the Sunday holiday. And if strong ticket sales continue through Monday, Valentine’s Day could be the first film ever to earn more than $60 million on President’s Day weekend. The Lightning Thief was the weekend’s runner-up, earning an estimated $31.1 million, while The Wolfman followed at $30.6 million.