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At The Movies: Valentine’s Weekend Ruled By Sandler, Aniston’s ‘Just Go With It’

By Jay Casteel   /   Published 02/14/11

Just Go With It movieWhile the music industry was occupied with the Grammys over the weekend, most people were taking advantage of the weekend for some early Valentine's Day dates, and headed to the movies to see Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston's new romantic comedy, "Just Go With It," which helped it top the box office.

"Go With It" beat out the Justin Bieber doc, "Never Say Never", and the animated "Gnomeo and Juliet", in a close race for the #1 spot, but all well beyond the period action "The Eagle."

The Sandler film opened with $31 million, while the documentary about Bieber's journey to fame came in right behind it with $30 million to take #2.

"Just Go With It" stars Sandler and Aniston as pals posing as a soon-to-be-divorced couple.

Bieber's doc exceeded expectations and nearly matched the $31.1 million opening of 2008's "Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert," the record-holder for music-documentary debuts.

Another love story, Disney's animated adventure "Gnomeo & Juliet," opened solidly at #3 with $25.5 million. The movie features the voices of Emily Blunt and James McAvoy in a twist on "Romeo and Juliet" told with garden gnomes.

And Focus Features' ancient Roman saga, "The Eagle," closes out the top 5 with $8.6 million. It stars Channing Tatum and Jamie Bell on a quest into the wilds of 2nd century Scotland.

That's a wrap for this weekend. Next weekend, look out for the release of Martin Lawrence's third film in the "Big Momma" series called "Like Father, Like Son", the sci-fi adventure "I Am Number Four", and the drama/thriller "Unknown" starring Liam Neeson.

This weekend's top 10 is as follows:

1 - "Just Go With It," $31 million.
2 - "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never," $30.3 million.
3 - "Gnomeo & Juliet," $25.5 million.
4 - "The Eagle," $8.6 million.
5 - "The Roommate," $8.4 million.
6 - "The King's Speech," $7.4 million.
7 - "No Strings Attached," $5.6 million.
8 - "Sanctum," $5.1 million.
9 - "True Grit," $3.8 million.
10 - "The Green Hornet," $3.6 million.

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  • DaTRUTH1987

    I dont know what to even say about this.Adam sandlers been washed the fuck up for a minute doing kids movies that middle aged white women love.
    Aniston on the other hand gained enough sympathy points with middle age white women when brad pitt droped her ass that she could phesible make rotten ass movies for the next 10-15 years.Ya heard me.