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Monday February 9, 2009 7:03 pm

Box Office Breakdown: He’s Just Not That Into You Debuts on Top

He's Just Not That Into You

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie may have returned home with more losses this weekend, but Jennifer Aniston was a big winner.

For the third time in a row, the Friends star found herself in a familiar position. Although it is technically an ensemble piece, became the 39-year-old’s latest chart topper. (The Break-Up and Marley & Me also debuted at #1.) The adaptation’s $28 million gross helped push another romantic comedy offering, New in Town, completely out of the Top Ten. (The Renee Zellweger film had only been there for one week.)

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Two of the other entries this week coincidentally had one thing in common: Dakota Fanning. The 14-year-old currently stars in both Coraline and Push - films at opposite ends of the spectrum. Coraline, the stop-motion animation feature from Henry Selick, pulled in $16.8 million and one of the best per screen averages from the past three days. Meanwhile, , a Heroes-esque sci-fi thriller, earned $10.1 million and a 6th place finish.

  1. He’s Just Not That Into You, New Line, $27,785,487 (avg. $8751)
  2. Taken, 20th Century Fox, $20,547,346 (avg. $6453)
  3. Coraline, Focus Features, $16,849,640 (avg. $7329)
  4. The Pink Panther 2, Sony, $11,588,150 (avg. $3573)
  5. Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Sony, $10,884,825 (avg. $3435)
  6. Push, Summit Entertainment, $10,079,109 (avg. $4358)
  7. Slumdog Millionaire, Fox Searchlight, $7,177,270 (avg. $4163)
  8. Gran Torino, Warner Bros., $7,155,339 (avg. $2645)
  9. The Uninvited, Dreamworks, $6,262,651 (avg. $2672)
  10. Hotel for Dogs, Paramount, $5,711,229 (avg. $2089)

(You can review last week’s numbers here.)

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