'The Vow' tops record-breaking weekend with $41.7 mil

"The Vow" was the first major romantic drama to hit theaters since November's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1."

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  • "The Vow," starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum, led the way with $41.7 million
  • Not too far behind was the thriller "Safe House," which took in $39.3 million
  • Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" surprised the industry with $27.6 million
Holy moly, America.
For the first time since Christmas weekend in 2008, four movies debuted to more than $20 million each this weekend: "The Vow," "Safe House," "Journey 2: The Myster