Box Office

Romance Wins Weekend

Reviewers weren’t that into He’s Just Not That Into You, but audiences were: The romantic comedy debuted at the box office this weekend with $27.5 in earnings. Featuring a load of stars—Drew Barrymore, Justin Long, Jennifer Aniston, Ben Affleck, to name just a few—the film drew a crowd that was 80 percent female and added to a box office tally that was 50 percent higher than the same weekend a year ago. Liam Neeson’s Taken slipped just 18 percent from last weekend and landed in second place with $20.3 million, while the 3-D cartoon Coraline outperformed expectations to come in at third with $16.3 million.