"Dear John" Unseats "Avatar" From Top Spot! Oh NO! 


While the rest of America was getting ready for Super Bowl weekend, romantic drama lovers fell happily in line to watch the ultra-sappy "Dear John," thus ending the long reign of James Cameron's "Avatar" at the box office.

(Check out my movie review of "Dear John" right here)

The film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' novel starring Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried debuted at No. 1 with $32.4 million, while "Avatar" fell to No. 2 with $23.6 million raising its domestic total to $630.1 million, surpassing Cameron's own "Titanic" which held the all-time domestic high of $600.8 million until, well, "Avatar" came into the picture.

Meanwhile, "From Paris With Love" starring John Travolta opened at No. 3 with $8.1 million. But the good news of the weekend belonged to the Academy Award-nominated country-music flick "Crazy Heart." The Jeff Bridges starrer came in at No. 8 with $3.7 million and entered the Top 10 for the very first time.

Here's the complete Top 10 box office list for weekend of Feb. 5:

1. "Dear John," $32.4 million.
2. "Avatar," $23.6 million.
3. "From Paris With Love," $8.1 million.
4. "Edge of Darkness," $7 million.
5. "The Tooth Fairy," $6.5 million.
6. "When in Rome," $5.5 million.
7. "The Book of Eli," $4.8 million.
8. "Crazy Heart," $3.7 million.
9. "Legion," $3.4 million.
10. "Sherlock Holmes," $2.6 million.

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