'Dear John' Dethrones 'Avatar' at the Box Office

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In its opening weekend, Dear John beat out Avatar for the No. 1 spot at the box office. The Nicholas Sparks adaptation starring Amanda Seyfried and Channing Tatum took in $32.4 million, while Avatar came in second with $23.6 million.

After eight-weeks in theaters, Avatar has earned a whopping $630.1 million, but these most recent numbers may be a sign that people are over the Na'vi people and ready for romance (Valentine's Day is this weekend after all).

However, Amanda thinks that Dear John is "different" from other romance films, and ultimately, audiences are want to see inspiring movies no matter what they're about.

"I know Avatar is a huge blockbuster and everyone wants to see it and everyone is inspired by that, but that is unique," she says. "I know obviously it's in theaters today, but that is just a really unique film and it brings so much inspiration. I think [Dear John] is the type of movie that normally does [inspire] and isn't out enough."

Amanda and Channing had a lot more to say about the film and their future projects. Read more from our exclusive interview with the Dear John stars here!

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