Box Office Results: America Loves Dogs!

Studio Estimates for Dec. 25-28:

1.  Marley & Me – $51.7 million
2.  The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – $39 million
3.  Bedtime Stories – $38.6 million
4.  Valkyrie – $30 million
5.  Yes Man – $22.4 million

It has been proven that best selling novels succeed in the movies, or else why is every great book being adapted to screen, right?  Well, now it seems that every live-action movie with a dog or dogs in it are also big money grabbers.  Marley & Me really surprised me this holiday weekend grabbing over $50 million, well exceeding my prediction.  So the new formula is Best Selling Novel + Dog = $$$.  Should we expect to see a few more family films with dogs?  I think that’s a safe bet.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was a pleasant surprise by landing the #2 spot.  It was the only film I watched this weekend and I’m glad so many people went to see this great film despite its long runtime and serious tone.  Bedtime Stories fell to #3 though it was expected to rival Marley & Me for the top spot.  And to round out the Top 5 were Tom Cruise’s Valkyrie and Jim Carrey’s Yes Man.

Check back Friday for our new predictions, though there’s no new releases.

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One Response to Box Office Results: America Loves Dogs!

  1. Danielle says:

    Really? How did Marley & Me score more than Benjamin Button? And how did Valkyrie even land on the top five??! DISTURBING!

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