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“Marley & Me” top dog at the Box Office

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“Marley & Me” beat out a slew of films at the Box Office over the long Christmas holiday weekend. The family drama is based on the best selling novel about a family and its lovable but neurotic Labrador. “Marley & Me” brought in $14.7 million on December 25— the best debut ever on Christmas Day. “Marley & Me” continued to ring up mucho dough over the long four-day holiday weekend to become the number one film in the nation with an estimated $52 million.

“Marley & Me” was followed by three other new films that opened well on Christmas, too. In second place, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” which grossed an estimated $39 million over the long weekend. Close behind in third, Adam Sandler’s “Bedtime Stories” with a four-day haul of about $38.5 million.

Fourth place went to Tom Cruise’s “Valkyrie.” The Nazi drama earned a four day-total of around $30 million. Rounding out the top five last weekend’s number one movie, “Yes Man,” which took in somewhere in the neghborhood of $22 million over the Christmas holiday weekend. 

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