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Arts and Entertainment

Box Office Review: America Still Loves Marley!

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Christmas darling Marley & Me had a second strong week as it easily won the box-office race again ($24M/$106.5M). Bedtime Stories surged ($20.3M/$85.3M) ahead of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button ($18.4M/$79M) while Valkyrie enjoyed a strong weekend, too ($14M/$60.6M). After that it was the very unfunny Yes Man ($13.8M/$79.4M), the awfully shitty Seven Pounds ($10M/$60M) and the cute-ish The Tale of Despereaux ($7M/$43.7M).

Doubt enjoyed another strong weekend ($5M/$18.7M) as attendance dropped a miniscule 5% week-over-week. Morons are still seeing The Day the Earth Stood Still ($4.8M/$74.2M). At least, other folks are spending good money on Slumdog Millionaire ($4.7M/$28.7M). In limited release, Defiance was the only newcomer ($60,500 per theater) though the segment stayed strong with Gran Torino ($33,571), Revolutionary Road ($25.763) and The Wrestler ($24,000).

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