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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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  • LuckyL

    Thank the author.

  • HeyHowAreYa

    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…

  • LuckyL

    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.

  • Venom

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

  • yo sista

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

  • Brenda

    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.

  • santabarbra

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

  • Janeth

    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…

  • meh

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

  • jas

    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!

  • cynical

    NOTHING. MOVIES ARENT FOR ME, I PREFER TO USE MY MIND.
    DOWN WITH ILLUMINATI!!!!

  • Yolya

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

  • ivanka

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

  • http://nursedatingsite.com/ nursedatingsite

    I love this movie!

  • wildcats

    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…

  • donna

    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!

  • sillyme

    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.

  • Courtney

    Such a dissapointment

  • Jen

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

  • Diego

    @cynical haha get a life!

  • cornelia

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

  • jessica

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

  • http://dlisted.com lakers fan in boston

    …..
    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

  • Chan Tatum = HIT (Good Actor)

    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 postthelove.com. 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 postthelove.com.

  • zoey

    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.

  • email

    wtf kind of a
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    is that?

  • Sarah

    WENT TO SEE DEAR JOHN THIS WEEKEND AND LOVED IT!!!!

  • ally

    i loved the movie so much!!!

  • asdfjkl;

    FOR ANYONE THAT HAS READ THE BOOK…….DON’T WATCH THIS MOVIE. HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT. THESE TWO HAD NO CHEMISTRY WHATSOEVER AND THE ACTING WAS HORRIBLE. YOU CAN BARELY HEAR THEM TALK WITH THE LOUD MUSIC IN THE BACKGROUND. THE BEST ACTING WAS BY THE FATHER…..WHO BARELY TALKED THE ENTIRE MOVIE. SAVE YOUR $10 AND BUY THE BOOK! THE BOOK WAS GREAT!

  • samm

    Dear John was an amazing movie! Great all around and I can’t wait for it to be released on DVD. PS amanda seyfried’s voice is AMAZING!

  • Brenda

    #29
    I kind of agree with you but the acting wasn’t that bad, I just think Hollywood got it wrong, They often do….
    That whole beach scene was so off and didn’t capture the right emotions.
    I never read the book. Was the guy with the kid, Alan the right actor to cast in this? What was different about the book?

  • E

    She is pretty, that dress look good on her….he is nothing more than a male bimbo.

  • Sarah

    This movie was lovely!

  • Zoe

    Tatum is onl good when he is in supporting roles

  • GR8 MOVIE

    @ 29 – WTF ARE YOU ON. THANK THE LORD $32.4 MILLION MADE THEIR OWN CHOICE TO WATCH. I HOPE THIS CONTINUES IN SPITE OF YOUR BULL AND HATERS LIKE YOU.

    YOUR NOT A TRUE FAN OF NICHOLAS SPARKS OR DEAR JOHN BECAUSE YOU WOULD KNOW THAT NICHOLAS SPARKS WAS 100% HAPPY WITH ALL CAST MEMBERS PERFORMANCES AND IN FACT SO HAPPY THAT HE WAS WILLING TO CHANGE THE ENDING OF THE MOVIE, SO THERE COULD BE A POSSIBLE DEAR JOHN 2.

    THE ACTING WAS BRILLIANT BY ALL, JUST ANOTHER HATER.

    I READ THE BOOK TOO, IT WAS TRULY FANTASTIC AND ALTHOUGH THERE ARE CHANGES TO THE MOVIE FROM THE BOOK – SO WHAT! THE MOVIE STILL WORKS EVEN IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE BOOK AND STILL HAD PEOPLE CRYING.

    I’M WONDERING HOW OLD YOU ARE NOT TO BE ABLE TO SEPARATE A BOOK FROM A MOVIE AND STILL ENJOY BOTH?

    DIDN’T YOU REALISE THAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN? IT HAPPENS TO EVERY BOOK TURNED INTO MOVIE – IT’S NEVER THE SAME BUT HAS MOST ASPECTS TO IT. EVEN THE TWILIGHT SERIES ARE NOT EXACTLY THE SAME AS THE MOVIES, OTHERWISE THE MOVIE WOULD BE 7 HOURS LONG.

    EVERYONE JUDGE THIS MOVIE FOR YOURSELF AS THERE IS A REASON WHY IT’S HIT AND SITTING AT NO. 1. NOT JUST FOR NICHOLAS SPARKS FANS, CHANNING TATUM FANS, AMANDA SEYFRIED FANS OR THE REST OF THE CAST BUT MAYBE JUST MAYBE THAT IT’S REALLY THAT GOOD HENCE THE CRYING.

    WE ALL HAVE OUR OWN OPINIONS SO BEST TO DECIDE FOR YOURSELF AS CURRENTLY THE HATERS ARE IN COMPLETE SHOCK REGARDING THIS MOVIE.

    DEAR JOHN IS A MUST SEE, SO PAY $10 TO ENJOY THIS ROMANTIC EXPERIENCE OF TRUE LOVE, YOU MIGHT JUST DISCOVER SOMETHING KNEW ABOUT YOURSELF AND RELATIONSHIPS ISN’T THAT THE POINT?????

  • Nikki

    FANTASTIC movie! You have to always appreciate a great love story. Channing Tatum proved all of the haters wrong with this movie. His acting was excellent. I read the book before I saw the movie and to be completely honest, the ending in the movie was way better!!!

  • black

    ——-OOOOOHHHHH———WAIT A MINUTE———————
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    Ok—-you got me——-I am OFFICIALLY MAD—with capital latters!!!!
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    So this is what I get for being such a loyal fan? Not even a mention up there, what is this? Some kind of mean trick? Seriously!
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    If it weren´t for me, and my good connections none would even have watched this. I promoted this like crazy. I mean, don´t tell me any one of you managed to convince one million people, most of them girls to watch this flick?
    Huh, yeah—–thought so. ARRRGGHH!!!
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    Oh GOD!!! This made me so angry that I almost woke my uncle up! He would have beat me up into the near future for that! Thank you very much.
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    Whatever!!!

  • Coolcatty

    Crappy movie replaced another crappy movie.

  • asdfjkl;

    @GR8 MOVIE: I SEE THAT I HAVE UPSET A 14 YR OLD GIRL….PLEASE FORGIVE ME. BUT CALM DOWN!

    CAN YOU REALLY SAY THAT THIS MOVIE CAN GO UP AGAINST A WALK TO REMEMBER AND THE NOTEBOOK?? AND CAN YOU REALLY SAY THAT THEIR ACTING WAS ABSOLUTELY GREAT?? I’LL BELIEVE YOU IF THIS MOVIE WINS AN OSCAR OR SOMETHING FOR THEIR “SUPERB” ACTING. AND HOW COULD I BE A NICHOLAS SPARKS HATER WHEN I READ HIS BOOKS AND WATCH HIS MOVIES?? I’M SORRY I DON’T SPEND HOURS OF MY LIFE TO GO LOOK UP NEWS ABOUT MR SPARKS AND THIS MOVIE.

    I WAS REALLY HOPING I COULD ENJOY THE MOVIE BUT IT WAS NOT GOOD. I WAS ACTUALLY PICTURING A COUPLE THAT LOOKED REMOTELY IN LOVE. IN A WALK TO REMEMBER, MANDY MOORE AND SHANE WEST ARE TOTAL OPPOSITES YET THEY HAD CHEMISTRY. I’VE ALWAYS LOVED NICHOLAS SPARKS’ BOOKS AND MOVIES BUT THIS ONE DID NOT DO IT FOR ME. I DID GET TEARY IN SOME PARTS BUT IT RARELY HAD TO DO WITH THE TWO OF THEM BECAUSE THEIR ACTING MADE THE RELATIONSHIP UNBELIEVABLE.

    WHAT WOULD HAVE MADE THIS A BETTER MOVIE?:
    1. LESS WAR SCENES (I’M A WAR BUFF SO I LIKED THIS PART A BIT…IT DID MAKE ME CRY BUT AT THE END I JUST THOUGHT THE LENGTH WAS UNNECESSARY)
    2. TIM WAS ACTUALLY A BROTHER TO ALAN
    2. TIM DIDN’T LOOK 20 YRS OLDER THAN SAVANNAH
    3. SAVANNAH AND JOHN HAD MORE SCENES TOGETHER (SINCE THIS MOVIE IS SUPPOSE TO BE A LOVE STORY….THERE WAS A GOOD STRAIGHT 20 MINUTES W/O SAVANNAH
    4. THEY LEFT THE ENDING AS IS (THAT SHOULD HAVE STUCK WITH IT INSTEAD OF TRYING TO PROFIT MORE OUT OF IT)

    I JUST DIDN’T LIKE HOW THEY TOOK THE BIG PARTS IN THE BOOK AND STUCK IT IN….THE MOVIE DID NOT HAVE A GOOD FLOW. AND THE RATINGS WERE AWFUL FOR THIS MOVIE SO DON’T MAKE SUCH A RASH JUDGMENT AND SAY THAT EVERYONE THAT WATCHED THIS MOVIE IS SO MADLY IN LOVE WITH IT LIKE YOU.

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