“Marley & Me” remained number one at the weekend box office, delivering a winning gross of $24 million from 3,505 runs for a total of $107 million in only 11 days.
“Bedtime Stories”, the Adam Sandler comedy released by Disney was No. 2 for the weekend in grossing an estimated $20.3 million from 3,684 locations. Total for the film so far is $85.6 million.
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” starring Brad Pitt and directed by David Fincher, continued to exceed expectations. With an estimated $18.4 million from 2,988 locations the film now has a total of $79.2 million.
“Valkyrie” thrived as well. Directed by Bryan Singer and starring Tom Cruise, the Nazi thriller grossed an estimated $14.3 million for a box office total of $60.7 million.
The one Christmas stinker has been Frank Miller’s “ The Spirit.” The film grossed $3.3 million from 2,509 screens for an 11 day under-whelming total of $17.75. It came in No. 13 for the weekend.
Here are the rest of the top ten for the weekend:
- In fifth place, "Yes Man" starring Jim Carrey - 13.9 million/79.4 million total
- At number six, "Seven Pounds" starring Will Smith - 10 million/60 million total
- Number seven is the animated "Tale Of Despereaux" - 7 million/43.7 million total
- Falling into the eighth slot is "Doubt" with Meryl Streep - 5 million/18.7 million total
- Number nine is the sci-fi remake "The Day The Earth Stood Still" with Keanu Reeves - 4.9 million/74.3 million total
- Topping out the list at number ten is "Slumdog Millionaire" In only 612 theaters the film grossed 4.8 million/28.8 million total.