Audiences fall for Adam Sandler on Valentine's Day
The comedian's romantic comedy "Just Go With It" brought in $6 million at the box office on Valentine's Day, down only 22% from its Sunday tally of $7.8 million, according to estimates from distributor Sony Pictures.
That was far more than any of the other movies that opened Friday grossed on Monday. The animated family film "Gnomeo & Juliet" took in $2.7 million, while Bieber's "Never Say Never" collected $1.8 million.
"Just Go With It" just slightly surpassed "Never Say Never" over the wekend, opening to $30.5 million compared to $29.5 million for the Bieber picture. "Gnomeo" debuted to $25.4 million.
The last time Valentine's Day fell on a Monday was 2005, when Sony's Will Smith romantic comedy "Hitch" performed even better, taking in $7.5 million after its $43.1-million-opening weekend.
— Amy Kaufman
Photo: Adam Sandler stars in "Just Go With It" with Bailee Madison and Griffin Gluck. Credit: Sony.