Sandler, Aniston Barely Beat Bieber At Box Office
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston are America’s box-office sweethearts, but Justin Bieber is the valentine for teen fans.
The Valentine’s Day weekend was a close one as Sandler and Aniston’s romantic comedy “Just Go With It” debuted with $31 million.
That was just ahead of the concert documentary “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never,” which opened a close second with $30.3 million.
The teen pop idol’s flick exceeded industry 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, the animated adventure “Gnomeo & Juliet,” opened solidly at No. 3 with $25.5 million.
The weekend’s other new wide release, the ancient Roman saga “The Eagle,” was No. 4 with $8.6 million.
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