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Weekend Box Office Estimates (Feb. 12-14, 2010): Valentine’s Day A Big Draw With $56.4M, The Wolfman ($31.8M) and Percy Jackson ($31.4M) Both Solid

Update: Click here to see the weekend actuals.

Original article follows below.

Warner Brothers hit the jackpot with the perfectly scheduled Valentine’s Day, as the romantic comedy grossed an impressive estimated $56.405 million from 3,665 theaters.  Finishing in second place for the weekend was Universal Pictures’ The Wolfman with a solid $31.753 million from 3,222.  Unfortunately, the rumored price tag of $150 million makes this normally solid performance a bit on the disappointing side. The Wolfman finished just ahead of 20th Century Fox’s Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief which grossed an estimated $31.4 million from 3,356 theaters.

After falling from first place last weekend for the first time since release, Avatar finished in fourth place this weekend, but don’t worry, there’s nothing disappointing in that fall.  Despite shedding 315 theaters, the 3D epic grossed an estimated $23.5 million from 2,685 theaters which, which was actually up 2.8% from the weekend prior.  That pushes it to $661.13 million domestically and well on its way to $700 million, which is a definite lock (and it’s still exciting to see where it’ll ultimately end up).

Studios are projecting the 4-day weekend to go to Valentine’s Day with an estimated $66.855 million, while ‘Percy Jackson’ (estimated $38.75 million) is expected to pull ahead of The Wolfman (estimated $36.489 million). Head on over the jump to check out both the 3-day and 4-day weekend charts.

3-Day Weekend Chart for February 12 – February 14, 2010 (studio estimates):

MOVIE TITLE WEEKEND GROSS % CHANGE THEATERS CHANGE TOTAL GROSS
1 Valentine’s Day $56,405,000 NEW 3,665 NEW $56,405,000
2 The Wolfman $31,753,000 NEW 3,222 NEW $31,753,000
3 ‘Percy Jackson’ $31,400,000 NEW 3,356 NEW $31,400,000
4 Avatar $23,500,000 +2.8% 2,685 -315 $661,130,000
5 Dear John $16,050,000 -47.3% 2,975 +6 $53,927,000
6 The Tooth Fairy $6,000,000 -9.5% 2,748 -470 $42,003,000
7 From Paris with Love $5,520,000 -32.3% 2,722 n/c $16,630,000
8 Edge of Darkness $4,825,000 -29.6% 2,615 -451 $36,309,000
9 Crazy Heart $4,220,000 +18.3% 1,005 +186 $16,757,000
10 When in Rome $3,702,000 -33.3% 2,125 -331 $26,297,000

4-Day Weekend Chart for February 12 – February 15, 2010 (studio estimates):

MOVIE TITLE WEEKEND GROSS % CHANGE THEATERS CHANGE TOTAL GROSS
1 Valentine’s Day $66,885,000 NEW 3,665 NEW $66,885,000
2 ‘Percy Jackson’ $38,750,000 NEW 3,356 NEW $38,750,000
3 The Wolfman $36,489,000 NEW 3,222 NEW $36,489,000
4 Avatar $30,000,000 +31.3% 2,685 -315 $667,605,000
5 Dear John $18,800,000 -38.3% 2,975 +6 $56,677,000
6 The Tooth Fairy $7,700,000 +16.1% 2,748 -470 $43,628,000
7 From Paris with Love $6,820,000 -16.4% 2,722 n/c $17,930,000
8 Edge of Darkness $5,695,000 -16.9% 2,615 -451 $37,179,000
9 Crazy Heart $5,000,000 +40.1% 1,005 +186 $17,537,000
10 The Book of Eli $4,415,000 -6.4% 1,825 -995 $88,369,000

Source: Box Office Mojo

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