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Monday December 29, 2008 10:40 pm

Box Office Breakdown: Marley & Me is the Weekend’s Top Dog

Marley & Me

When it comes to the box office, has no problem pushing best friends (Courteney Cox), exes (Brad Pitt) or former leading men (Jim Carrey) aside.

After a record-breaking Christmas Day, pulled in approximately $36.4 million over the last three days. The PG-rated film, which earned nearly $51 million since December 25, gave Aniston bragging rights and Owen Wilson his best Friday-Sunday gross ever.

Although he eventually lost out to Jen, Brad Pitt really had nothing to complain about. , the weekend’s #3 finisher, had the 2nd best ($12 million) Christmas day opening. Meanwhile, Bedtime Stories - starring Adam Sandler and Courteney Cox - now ranks 3rd ($10.6 million) on the all-time Dec. 25 debuts list.

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In other news, Tom Cruise’s long-awaited WWII film finally entered the charts in fourth place. Despite mixed reviews, did manage to earn more per theater than even #2’s Bedtime. The weekend’s only other new wide release, The Spirit, premiered in a disappointing ninth.

  1. Marley & Me, 20th Century Fox, $36,357,586 (avg. $10,448)
  2. Bedtime Stories, Disney, $27,450,296 (avg. $7457)
  3. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Paramount, $26,853,816 (avg. $8987)
  4. Valkyrie, United Artists/MGM, $21,027,007 (avg. $7756)
  5. Yes Man, Warner Bros., $16,657,046 (avg. $4851)
  6. Seven Pounds, Sony, $13,203,236 (avg. $4787)
  7. The Tale of Despereaux, Universal, $8,932,625 (avg. $2875)
  8. The Day the Earth Stood Still, 20th Century Fox, $7,697,799 (avg. $3205)
  9. The Spirit, Lionsgate, $6,463,278 (avg. $2576)
  10. Doubt, Miramax, $5,339,742 (avg. $4214)

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

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