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'Dear John' Beats 'Avatar' at Box Office

Not to toot my own horn or anything, but did I or did I not go way out on a limb and predict Dear John to finally beat Avatar at the box office this past weekend? Those Fandango Fanatics who follows our Friday box office posts should already know the answer to that question. Yes, based on the sappy nature of the film and the power of the female audience (plus those who, like, so totally adore The Notebook), I had a really good feeling that Dear John would topple Avatar before Valentine's Day could get its rom-com mitts wrapped around those funky blue aliens.

'Dear John'

And it did! Dear John finished the weekend with $32 million to Avatar's $23 million, ending the latter film's record-breaking run at the top of the box office for seven weeks straight. Perhaps it was because folks were really in the mood for some sappy love story, or maybe seven weeks was just the right amount of time for the film to finally run out of steam. Then again, it still landed in second place and beat out the weekend's other big release, From Paris with Love, so even though Dear John is the victor, Avatar is still causing trouble for the rest of the new releases.
 
Did you see Dear John this weekend? What did you think of it? Was it a movie worthy of taking down Avatar?
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