“Marley and Me” And They Call It Puppy Love

“Marley and Me” is the Big Box Office Winner in First New Year’s Weekend

Is Jennifer Aniston’s star power back or just puppy love?

BURBANK, CALIFORNIA — ‘Marley and Me’ topped the box office this weekend with an estimated $24.1 million.

WEEKEND TOP 5 STUDIO ESTIMATES, JANUARY 2-4, 2009

Rank. Movie Title (Distributor)
Weekend Gross | Theaters | Total Gross | Week #

1. Marley and Me (Fox)
$24.1 million | 3,505 | $106.5 million | 2

2. Bedtime Stories (Buena Vista)
$20.3 million | 3,684 | $85.4 million | 2

3. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Paramount)
$18.4 million | 2,988 | $79.0 million | 2

4. Valkyrie (United Artists)
$14.0 million | 2,778 | $60.7 million | 2

5. Yes Man (Warner Bros.)
$13.9 million | 3,434 | $79.4 million | 3

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