No plans for Feb. 14? Not a problem. These films -- the top earning Valentine's Day-tied releases-- are bound to remind viewers that it could always be worse. After all, you could lose your short term memory or be the lead singer in a 1980s wedding band.
Will Smith’s romantic comedy opened on Feb. 11, 2005, and grossed over $43 million in its opening weekend. In the movie, Smith plays a “date doctor” that attempts to help his blundering friend (Kevin James) find love, while he attempts to romance a gossip columnist (Eva Mendes) that is unwittingly trying to unearth the secret identity of Smith’s character.
Valentine’s Day: $216,485,654
Garry Marshall’s ensemble film opened on Feb. 12, 2012, and grossed $56,260,707 in its opening weekend. The movie contains multiple, intertwining narratives about couples and single people coping with the expectations of Valentine’s Day while living in Los Angeles. The all-star cast incudes Ashton Kutcher, Jennifer Garner, Jamie Foxx, Bradley Cooper and Julia Roberts.
Just Go With It: $214,945, 591
Released on Feb. 11, 2011, the movie made over $30 million in its opening weekend despite scathing reviews. Adam Sandler is a playboy plastic surgeon that bribes his assistant (Jennifer Aniston) into pretending to be his ex-wife so he can cover-up the lies he told his much younger girlfriend (Brooklyn Decker).
50 First Dates: $196,482,882
Adam Sandler’s film hit theaters on Feb. 13, 2004, and grossed nearly $40 million in its opening weekend. Sandler plays a marine biologist that thinks he's finally found the girl of his dreams (Drew Barrymore), until he finds out that she has short-term memory loss that inhibits her from remembering she ever met him.
He’s Just Not That Into You: $178,846,899
Released on Feb. 6, 2009, the ensemble pic grossed over $27 million in its opening weekend. The film is an adaptation of a self-help book of the same name and follows a large cast, which includes Justin Long, Ben Affleck, Ginnifer Goodwin and Jennifer Connelly, as they cope with the challenges of properly deciphering human behavior.
How To Lose A Guy in Ten Days: $177,371,441
The movie opened on Feb. 7, 2003, and in its opening weekend grossed nearly $24 million. Kate Hudson plays a journalist that writes a “How to” article for a fashion magazine, her next article is entitled “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.” Her victim is an advertising exec (Matthew McConaughey) who recently made a bet that he can get any girl to fall in love with him in 10 days.
Music and Lyrics: $145,896,422
The rom-com opened on Valentine’s Day in 2007 and grossed $13,623,630 in its opening weekend. A washed-up '80s one-hit-wonder (Hugh Grant) employs the help of a young lyricist (Drew Barrymore) to create a hit single for a teen sensation, and they only a couple of days.
The Wedding Singer: $123,306,987
Adam Sandler’s third film on this list opened on Feb. 13, 1998, and made over $18 million in its first weekend. The film is set in the 1980s and has Sandler playing a hopelessly romantic wedding singer that falls in love with a waitress (Drew Barrymore). Both are engaged to be married, just not to each other.
Fool’s Gold: $111,231,041
Grossing over $21 million in its first weekend, Fool’s Gold opened Feb 8, 2008. Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson play an estranged husband and wife that are brought back together when a clue to a long lost treasure is revealed.
Confessions of a Shopahloic: $108,333,222
This film is adapted from a novel of the same name and was released on Feb. 13, 2009, grossing $15 million in its opening weekend. The movie and book follow Rebecca Bloomwood (Isla Fisher), a recent college graduate that fosters a very unhealthy shopping addiction. Coincidentally, she works as a financial journalist and falls in love with an entrepreneur, played by Hugh Dancy.