Whatever dent last weekend's Super Bowl event took out of the box office, this weekend's Valentine's holiday status more than made up for it. Four new movies gave audiences a wide range of options and, while the weekend didn't shape up to be a record breaker, it was still a nice boost for the film industry.

Even though the top two movies of the weekend took a hammering from critics, they fared well with ticket buyers. In keeping with the approach of the most commercially romantic holiday of the year, romantic drama The Vow [ RT: 27%, CB: 2/5 ] took the number one spot with $41 million, the largest opening of the year so far. Action-thriller Safe House [ RT: 52%, CB: 2/5 ] took a close second place with $39 million.

Family action sequel Journey 2: The Mysterious Island [ RT: 42%, CB: 2/5 ] banked $27 million to take the number three spot while the 3D re-release of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace [ RT: 57% ] debuted at $23 million. That topped Beauty and the Beast's $17 million re-release opening weekend earlier this year, but it fell short of The Lion King's 3D return which opened with $30 million last fall.

For the full weekend top ten, check out the chart below:

1.
The Vow * $41,700,000 Total: $41,700,000 LW: N WR: 1
THTRS: 2,958
2.
Safe House * $39,300,000 Total: $39,300,000 LW: N WR: 1
THTRS: 3,119
3.
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island * $27,550,000 Total: $27,550,000 LW: N WR: 1
THTRS: 3,470
4.
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (in 3D) * $23,000,000 Total: $23,000,000 LW: N WR: 1
THTRS: 2,655
5.
Chronicle (2012) $12,300,000 Total: $40,167,000 LW: 1 WR: 2
THTRS: 2,908
6.
The Woman in Black $10,300,000 Total: $35,456,000 LW: 2 WR: 2
THTRS: 2,856
7.
The Grey $5,080,000 Total: $42,822,000 LW: 3 WR: 3
THTRS: 2,801
8.
Big Miracle $3,900,000 Total: $13,200,000 LW: 4 WR: 2
THTRS: 2,133
9.
The Descendants $3,500,000 Total: $70,729,000 LW: 8 WR: 13
THTRS: 1,581
10.
Underworld Awakening $2,500,000 Total: $58,900,000 LW: 5 WR: 4
THTRS: 1,657

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