'Marley and Me' Remains Top Dog at the Box Office

January 05, 2009 02:03:20 GMT

'Marley and Me' is still the leader at the North America box office as the list of the top five highest earning movies over the weekend doesn't face any alteration from the last week.


'Marley and Me' Remains Top Dog at the Box Office
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For the second time in a row, "Marley & Me" leads the way at the North America box office. Still leading ahead "Bedtime Stories" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", the dog tale starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston collects $24.3 million over the weekend ending Sunday, January 4.

With the additional revenue, it becomes the first Christmas holiday picture to hit the $100 million mark, pulling in a total of $106.7 million after 11 days of screening. Its success in breaking the $100 million milestone also marks Aniston's second consecutive $100 million-plus movie, following her precious hit movie, the 2006's romantic comedy "The Break-Up", which finished with $118.7 million.

"Marley" aside, the other top five box office movies keep their positions from last week. Adam Sandler's comedy "Bedtime Stories" maintains its runner-up place by earning $20.5 million during the three days weekend, whereas Brad Pitt-starrer drama "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" stays third, raking in $18.7million.

The fourth slot belongs to "Valkyrie". Though experiencing a 33% decrease in sales, the Bryan Singer's world war drama starring Tom Cruise remains strong on its debut rank, bringing in another $14.1 million to the total of $60.7 million. Rounding up the top five once again is "Yes Man". The comedy movie toplined by Jim Carrey hauled in $13.9 million in its third weekend in the theaters.

Top Ten Movies at Weekend Box Office for January 2 - 4:

  1. "Marley & Me" - $24.3 million
  2. "Bedtime Stories" - $20.5 million
  3. "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" - $18.7 million
  4. "Valkyrie" - $14.1 million
  5. "Yes Man" - $13.9 million
  6. "Seven Pounds" - $10.1 million
  7. "The Tale of Despereaux" - $6.9 million
  8. "The Day the Earth Stood Still" - $5.05 million
  9. "Doubt" - $5 million
  10. "Slumdog Millionaire" - $4.7 million


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