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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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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 Theaters This Holiday Week: December 25, 2008

The Spirit

Here are some possible suggestions for your holiday weekend:

Casting Corner: Harrison Ford, Reese Witherspoon, Gerard Butler and More

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Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

Harrison Ford: Indiana Jones will be soon be revisiting comedy in a film co-produced by J.J. Abrams. The 66-year-old will star as a news anchor recruited to work on a low-rated morning talk show. Rachel McAdams (Sherlock Holmes) is in talks to play the producer who must handle Ford and his rival/cohost. No start date has been announced for Morning Glory.

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Preview of He’s Just Not That Into You

Although she recently admitted that she wasn’t a fan of Sarah Jessica Parker’s HBO series (“I never liked Sex and the City, the kind of thing where women only feel empowered once they find the Man”), Jennifer Aniston somehow managed to find herself in a movie that came to life because of the show.

In , Aniston plays just one of several relationship-challenged characters in the ensemble piece. The film is an adaptation of the book written by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tucillo, two of SATC‘s former writers.

The romantic comedy - also starring Scarlett Johansson, Ginnifer Goodwin,  Kevin Connolly, Drew Barrymore, Ben Affleck, Justin Long and Bradley Cooper - will debut on February 6, 2009…just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Watch the Trailer for Marley & Me

After watching the trailer for Marley & Me, I’ve determined this movie’s potential pluses are the same as this adaptation’s possible minuses.

  1. Jennifer Aniston: Although people are still fascinated by her personal life, they’ve seemed ho-hum lately about her film career.
  2. Owen Wilson: His past successes have been overshadowed by recent flops (The Darjeeling Limited, Drillbit Taylor).
  3. Marley: While I would normally feel pessimistic about any animal movie, how could anyone possibly explain ?

Jennifer Aniston Paired With SATC Hunk

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Celeb News, Celebrity Gossip,

Jason LewisA-list celeb and famous ex-wife has reportedly paired up with hottie . According to , the couple is “practically living together.”

Jason Lewis immediately won over Sex and the City fans when he appeared in Season 6 of the series as a young, hunky boy toy for Samantha Jones and in later episodes became Smith. Gossip says Aniston and Lewis met through Jennifer’s then-hubby . One source says the two enjoy spending their evenings at home, cooking and watching DVDs. Reportedly, the pair even spent Christmas together with Aniston joining her man’s family for the holidays.

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This Week on HD DVD and Blu-ray: October 2, 2007

Evil Dead 2 posterThis Tuesday brings the release of some great titles, new and old.  As expected, the studios are rolling out some Halloween-inspired classics, filled with zombies, vampires and serial killers; though sadly, only Blu-ray supporters seem to be taking advantage of the upcoming holiday.

HD DVD studios chose instead to use this week to re-release a bunch of titles that were previously only available in those obnoxious HD DVD/DVD Combo discs.  You know, the $40 releases that were appealing to neither the HD owners nor the standard-definition owners?  Those of you who rightly refused to make such a silly purchase can now have some great HD titles for a lower price, thanks to Warner Home Video coming to its senses.  Any of the following films with an asterisk (*) in the title are the re-released versions.

Check out this Tuesday’s HD DVD and Blu-ray releases after the jump.

To see this week’s standard-definition DVD releases, click here.
To see this week’s TV-On-DVD releases, click here.


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Who’s Not Into Aniston?

Jennifer Aniston, who hasn’t had a hit since she starred alongside in The Break-Up, is in final talks to take on a role in He’s Just Not That Into You. The ensemble comedy is already getting a ton of attention, and shooting hasn’t even started. Aniston’s character is a woman in a long-term relationship who can’t get her boyfriend to commit to anything more serious. The movie is about modern relationships, based on the best-selling book, and already has huge names attached to it. will produce and star in the flick, which includes a whole host of Hollywood heavyweights already. 

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