Find Out What Makes Valentine's Day Such a Box Office Hit!

Entertainment Feb. 26, 2010 AT 5:16PM

With the success of Valentine's Day, Us Weekly's Bradley Jacobs is exploring the origin of the ensemble romantic comedy, which has netted an impressive $90 million at the box office since its Feb. 12 debut.

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Jacobs traces the genesis for this year's smash all the way back to the mid-90s New York Observer column that ultimately became the Sex and the City books, TV series and film franchise. A related silver screen influence? He's Just Not Into You, the successful 2009 rom-com featuring Jennifer Aniston, Bradley Cooper, Scarlett Johansson and Ben Affleck, which Jacobs says was too overstuffed with talent for its own good.

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Watch the video above for more of Jacobs' musings on the movie scene -- and find out which celeb-filled rom-com you'll see in theaters next!

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