The highest grossing film to ever open on December 25, 'Marley and Me' continues to dominate the North American box office after three days screening with $37 million.
"Marley and Me" is still the top dog at North American box office. Having dubbed the highest grossing film ever to open on December 25 with $14.5 million, the comedy film starring Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson continues to dominate the chart by drawing in an estimated $37 million over the weekend.
With the earning "Marley" collected, Aniston has added another hit movie on her hands, following her $39.2 million debut of "The Break-Up" (2006). Whereas for Wilson, this is his biggest-ever Friday-Sunday gross, winning over his 2005 comedy "Wedding Crashers" which opened with $33.9 million. In addition to that, Fox 2000 Pictures movie has topped another dog-themed movie, "Beverly Hills Chihuahua", which collected $29.3 million upon its debut in October.
Pulling in an overall four-day grosses of about $51.7 million, this comedy movie has bested over "Bedtime Stories" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" that landed second and third spot respectively at the chart. "Bedtime Stories" added another $28.1 million over the weekend, while "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" trailed closely behind with $27 million.
Joining the three newcomers at the box office was Tom Cruise-starrer "Valkyrie". The World War II drama has brought in approximately $21.5 million after three-day weekend screening at 2,711 theaters, making it to have the total of around $30 million over the four days sales. Rounding up the top five was last weekend champ, "Yes Man". The Jim Carrey's comedy film has raked in about $16.5 million more to the total of around $49.6 million.
Top Ten Movies at Weekend Box Office for December 26 - 28:
- "Marley & Me" - $37 million
- "Bedtime Stories" - $28.1 million
- "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" - $27 million
- "Valkyrie" - $21.5 million
- "Yes Man" - $16.5 million
- "Seven Pounds" - $13.4 million
- "The Tale of Despereaux" - $9.4 million
- "The Day the Earth Stood Still" - $7.9 million
- "The Spirit" - $6.5 million
- "Doubt" - $5.7 million