'Marley and Me' Captivates Weekend Box Office


'Marley and Me' Captivates Weekend Box Office


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:

  1. "Marley & Me" - $37 million
  2. "Bedtime Stories" - $28.1 million
  3. "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" - $27 million
  4. "Valkyrie" - $21.5 million
  5. "Yes Man" - $16.5 million
  6. "Seven Pounds" - $13.4 million
  7. "The Tale of Despereaux" - $9.4 million
  8. "The Day the Earth Stood Still" - $7.9 million
  9. "The Spirit" - $6.5 million
  10. "Doubt" - $5.7 million

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