It’s pretty obvious, the Flick Chick loves movies.
ALL types of movies.
But she does hold a special place in her heart for good old-fashioned romantic comedies. They’re the comfort food of cinema, as far as she’s concerned.
Imagine her delight when she first saw the trailer for VALENTINE’S DAY, Garry Marshall’s new star-studded flick celebrating love, lust, flowers, chocolate and all things romantic.
She was one happy & excited Flick Chick.
Well, VALENTINE’S DAY was released on Friday, February 12th — and apparently the Flick Chick wasn’t the only one who was looking forward to a little ‘romance with the stars’.
According to Entertainment Weekly (ew.com) :
The all-star film grossed an estimated $52.4 million over three days and is likely to top $60 million by the time the President’s Day holiday weekend is over. Its high-grossing debut was the best ever for President’s Day.
Last weekend’s winner, DEAR JOHN, earned $15.3 million. It’s total stands at $53 million. These strong numbers from female-driven films have Hollywood noticing that women are strong drivers of box office. Expect a rash of female-starring films to be green lit in the near future as the industry realizes (yet again) that women love going to the movies.
Women “love going to the movies”?
Hmmmm…..SEX & THE CITY, MAMMA MIA, TWILIGHT, THE PROPOSAL, NEW MOON, THE BLIND SIDE, IT’S COMPLICATED, DEAR JOHN and now VALENTINE’S DAY.
All recent BIG hits with strong female leads that many in Hollywood would classify as “Chick Flicks”.
Ya know, I’d ponder this some more….but I’m late meeting my girlfriends for dinner and a movie.
So….if you weren’t one of the millions who saw VALENTINE’S DAY this past weekend, click the video & let the Flick Chick fill you in on what all of the fuss is about.