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'Dear John' Tops Box Office, Ousts 'Avatar'

'Dear John' Tops Box Office, Ousts 'Avatar'

Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried‘s Dear John has taken the top spot at the box office this week, knocking out Avatar from its seven-week reign.

Dear John took in an estimated $32.4 million this weekend, according to Variety, while Avatar took in $23.6 million.

Coming in third was John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys MeyersFrom Paris With Love.

What did YOU catch in theaters this weekend?

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39 Responses to “'Dear John' Tops Box Office, Ousts 'Avatar'”

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  1. 1
    LuckyL Says:

    Thank the author.

  2. 2
    HeyHowAreYa Says:

    How did you commenters like the film? I’m not that interested in seeing it, but my friends were looking forward to it and were extremely disappointed. They say it strayed too much from the novel…

  3. 3
    LuckyL Says:

    Yep, like I thought, the success of it this weekend has nothing to do with these two. They ruined The Lovely Bones too, which I’ll never see. I’m looking forward to Alice in Wonderland.

  4. 4
    Venom Says:

    From Paris with Love was awesome with Travolta.
    Everyone should go see it.
    It was hilarious and Travolta was great.

  5. 5
    yo sista Says:

    That’s a one fugly haircut he has!!! What happened to him? He used to be so cute..

  6. 6
    Brenda Says:

    I went to see this yesterday. He was better in it than she was.
    I didn’t like it that much. It kind of flopped.
    The most important part of the movie was how it showed the SACRIFICE
    US soldiers make for our country. I was really thinking about US soldiers and their families when I left this film. We owe them more than we give them, that’s for sure.

  7. 7
    santabarbra Says:

    the movie sucks, one of the worst reviewed movies of the year

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    Janeth Says:

    I saw Dear John, friday night and it was a waste of my friday night and 12 bucks… The lead guy is a mediocre actor at best and the movie was just garbage! The beginning was ok the middle and end of the movie is just so stupid!!!!!! And I find it bizarre the way that Channing spoke its like dude your white! Get it through your head. It was horrible! I loved Avatar by the way…

  9. 9
    meh Says:

    Wow. Kudos to Nicholas Sparks. The book wasn’t too bad. Hope they didn’t butcher it. Btw Amanda looked gorgeous at the premiere.

  10. 10
    jas Says:

    The only entertainment was the very beginning and very end. The film kept draggging on and on. It differs from the book very much. And for anybody that insists that Channing is not a good actor.. please think twice, because he absolutely made this film!

  11. 11
    cynical Says:


  12. 12
    Yolya Says:

    Can’t wait to see the movie! All Sparks books are amazing! And I hope, the movie will be nice too.)

  13. 13
    ivanka Says:

    i loved it and thanks god the avatar thing its going away:)

  14. 14
    nursedatingsite Says:

    I love this movie!

  15. 15
    wildcats Says:

    I’m going to go see it in like 2 hours!! Can’t wait!! LOVE nicholas sparks books and the movies that are from his books…

  16. 16
    donna Says:

    Amanda is behind the reason of this movie success. She brings life to any movie even the dull ‘Jennifer Body”. Very polish and “meryln steep’ type of quality actress. Good on you Amanda!

  17. 17
    sillyme Says:

    Wow, that’s pretty amazing considering the fact that the area from New York down through Virginia was having a huge blizzard this weekend and could not get out.

  18. 18
    Courtney Says:

    Such a dissapointment

  19. 19
    Jen Says:

    I watched Dear John. Channing was really good in it.

  20. 20
    Diego Says:

    @cynical haha get a life!

  21. 21
    cornelia Says:

    as much as I love Amanda I gotta say the movie was a big disappointment and from paris with love was AMAZING

  22. 22
    jessica Says:

    saw it on saturday and the movie was great! channing tatum is a fantastic actor!

  23. 23
    lakers fan in boston Says:

    lot of mixed reviews i dont no if i should go watch it next week during valentines weekend
    from what the clips and all i thought it was a good movie
    but at least avatar got taken out of #1 =p

  24. 24
    Chan Tatum = HIT (Good Actor) Says:

    I see the haters are out in full force. This is why I’m so glad it’s the no. 1 movie beating Avatar, ssssssssssooooooooo sweet.

    Avatar is brilliant and I have nothing against the movie as it had 2 end sometime. What I’m pleased about is Channing Tatum said f..k off to his critics and fan haters in a big way.

    Everyone is NOW shaking their heads thinking how did this happen when others much bigger A listers have failed. Especially since we have had the worst snow in 90 years in some parts of America and STILL a GI Joe did it, talk about This movie has already broken records 2, ssssssssooooooo sweet.

    No one thought Dear John (seriously, they needed to check Youtube and Dear John Facebook page for the answers why it became box office no. 1 and that’s just 2 sites), which by the way is an excellent movie a MUST see and great performance by Channing Tatum and Richard Jenkins as his dad would hit a home run.

    This movie is only a hit because of Channing Tatum anyone who thinks it’s because Amanda Seyfried again really need to check out Youtube and Facebook (it’s all teens/women and few good men (they ONLY all really talk about HIM)).

    When they went on their promo tour 4 this movie, it was 98% teens/women so somehow (screaming CHAN), I don’t think it was because of Amanda Seyfried (she has stated this herself) even though she was good in the movie and they had great chemistry.

    By the way, 4 anyone not liking the ending of this movie because it’s not the same as the book. HELLO, every book transferred to screen is ALWAYS different. However, the point of this particular 1 was 2 change the ending, so we could all have a Dear John 2 as stated by Nicholas Sparks himself.

    You would think a small amount of the Dear John fans would be pleased with the ending but obviously they didn’t realise that was the point of the ending SO we can have Dear John 2, hopefully YES as it continues to be a HIT.

    I really hope this movie stays at no. 1 next weekend 2 and breaks more records as it deserves the spot. Extremely, romantic and deep (has something for EVERYONE) not your typical romantic chick flick for a change.

    Well PLAYED Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried you basically put 2 fingers up 2 the critics and haters = LLLOOOOOVVVVVEEEE IT.

    Sssssssssssssssoooooooooooooooooo sweet……. 2 his die hard fans (very die hard 2 be coming out in the snow) – GO SEE DEAR JOHN, again, again, again, again, again. Yep, that HOW great a movie it’s!

    Ps: How many times have I said DON’T GIVE UP on GI JOE. Hope the critics and haters have learnt a lesson here. Channing Tatum will always WIN especially when you hate him BEST 2

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    zoey Says:

    Jennifer is living proof that make-up can work wonders on some women. She looks like a biggie sized Violet, rat teeth and all. Oh my.

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