Valentine’s Day ended up being number one at the box office, making a ridiculous $52 million in the process (boxofficemojo.com for full stats).  The good news in this: next weekend, it’ll drop hardcore.  These kind of gimmick movies tend to not survive more than one weekend (the recent Omen, opening on 6/6/06, for example, as well as any recent Friday the 13th movie that opened up, well, on any Friday the 13th).  Box Office Mojo users gave the movie a ‘C’ average overall, while the user rating at Rotten Tomatoes is at 59%, again pretty average.

And no, I have no reason to see this.

The other new releases, Percy Jackson (not writing it all out) and the Wolfman, finished rather close together.  Wolfman will take the harder hit next week and will no doubt take a long time to reach a profit (the listed budget is $150 million).  Percy Jackson, meanwhile, should hold fairly well, given that it’s a kids movie.  Wolfman I will try to see this week, but my list is long and complicated.  This will take precedent over Shutter Island opening this coming weekend.

Also, I mentioned briefly on Twitter that I’ll be seeing Creation this week, probably Tuesday afternoon.  Given the poor performance it had this weekend, I think it won’t last beyond this week downtown.  Creation currently stands at 44% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Links: box office breakdown: http://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/, Valentine’s Day on Rotten Tomatoes: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/valentines_day_2010/, Creation on Rotten Tomatoes: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1205717-creation/

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