Sony expected “The Vow” to draw big box-office numbers on Valentine's Day, but $11.6M is a record-breaker
Romantic movies are made for Valentine's Day — literally — and this year's "The Vow" is showing why: The Sony/Spyglass romantic drama pulled $11.6 million on Tuesday alone.
The previous record belonged to the 2005 "Hith," which grossed $7.5 million on the Valentine's Day Monday in 2005. Last Valentine's Day — also a Monday, "Just Go With It" took $6 million.
In 2010, the aptly named "Valentine's Day" took $23.4 million — but the holiday fell on a Sunday.
One year earlier, the less-than-romantic "Friday the 13th" grossed $14.3 million. That Valentine's Day was a Saturday.
"The Vow," about a woman who emerges from a coma with amnesia and is courted all over again by her husband, now has grossed $56.1 million in North America and $65.8 million worldwide.
The movie opened Feb. 10.