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Monday January 5, 2009 10:21 pm

Box Office Breakdown: Marley & Me Ends 2008 on Top

Marley & Me

Aside from a few changes at the bottom of this week’s Top Ten, every single movie remained planted in their positions from last Monday. Since Friday’s new entries (Good, Defiance) were only offered in limited release, there really wasn’t much of a battle.

Over the last three days, tacked on another $24 million and officially crossed the $100 million mark. The Fox adaptation became the 25th film from 2008 to accomplish that. Meanwhile, the only new charter was #10’s . Although it was only shown in 612 theaters (that’s down two from last week), the Fox Searchlight feature helped push The Spirit down to #13. The probable Oscar contender also earned a better per screen average than all the films ahead of it.

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  1. Marley & Me, 20th Century Fox, $24,263,763 (avg. $6923)
  2. Bedtime Stories, Disney, $20,501,339 (avg. $5565)
  3. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Paramount, $18,691,248 (avg. $6255)
  4. Valkyrie, United Artists/MGM, $14,094,617 (avg. $5074)
  5. Yes Man, Warner Bros., $13,910,477 (avg. $4051)
  6. Seven Pounds, Sony, $10,068,518 (avg. $3651)
  7. The Tale of Despereaux, Universal, $6,939,295 (avg. $2245)
  8. The Day the Earth Stood Still, 20th Century Fox, $5,049,698 (avg. $2161)
  9. Doubt, Miramax, $5,000,893 (avg. $3886)
  10. Slumdog Millionaire, Fox Searchlight, $4,690,769 (avg. $7665)

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



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