Weekend Box Office For December 26 – 28

#1 Marley and Me from Fox opens at #1 bringing $37 million in 3480 theaters. Budget is unknown.

#2 Bedtime Stories from Buena Vista opens at #2 netting $28 million in 3681 theaters. Budget is unknown.

#3 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button from Paramount opens at #3 bagging $27 million in 2988 theaters. Budget was $150 million.

#4 Valkyrie from UA opens at #4 bringing $21.5 million in 2711 theaters. Budget was $75 million.

#5 Yes Man from WB drops to #5 this weekend bringing in $16.4 million, down 9%, for a total of $49.5 million in 3434 theaters. Budget is unknown.

Rounding out the top 10 are:

#6 Seven Pounds Weekend Gross: $13,400,000, down 9% / Theaters: 2758 / Gross $39,026,000 / Budget: $55 million

#7 The Tale of Despereaux Weekend Gross: $9,368,000, down 7% / Theaters: 3107, up 3 / Gross: $27,945,000 / Budget unknown

#8 The Day The Earth Stood Still Weekend Gross: $7,900,000, down 20% / Theaters: 2402, down 1158 / Gross: $63,615,000 / Budget unknown

#9 Spirit Weekend Gross: $6,510,000 / Theaters: 2509 / Gross $6,510,000 / Budget unknown

#10 Doubt Weekend Gross: $5,675,000 / Theaters: 1267 / Gross $5,675,000 / Budget unknown

A note on “Gross”: On average, studios will earn approximately 55 percent of the final gross.

Sources:

Box Office Mojo

29. December 2008 by Edward
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