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The Vow Sees The Love, Safe House and Journey 2 Rock The Box Office and More – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Wrap-Up Report, Weekend of February 10th, 2012

An absolutely huge weekend at the box office, with the top three films each overperforming to big numbers. Love was definitely in the air, while the biggest surprise came from a family film that rocked theatres. Here’s how the weekend turned out.

Valentine’s weekend proved perfect timing for the release of The Vow with Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams. The film wound up in first place at the box office with $41 million, more than $10 million more than predicted. I think the success can be attributed to both the time of year and the growing star power of McAdams, who consistently nails these romantic films (even I dug The Time Traveller’s Wife). I’m less certain the Channing Tatum had much to do with the film’s success, though he is definitely a hit with the ladies. According to the Queen, every performance in The Vow was great except for Tatum’s. Let’s see how the film does over subsequent weeks.

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