“Marley & Me” No. 1 Holiday Box Office $37 Million

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Brad Pitt just got his butt kicked by a Golden Retriever.

Jennifer Aniston’s new film beat ex-husband Brad Pitt’s latest flick at the US box office this holiday weekend.
The former couple went head-to-head as Jennifer’s romantic canine comedy Marley & Me was released on the same day as Brad’s The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button.

It was Jen’s film about a lovable pooch which came out on top – opening at Number One with $37 million in ticket sales this holiday weekend and a total of $51.7 million since opening Christmas Day, according to preliminary figures.

Here’s how the Top Ten rounded out:

1. “Marley & Me,” $37 million.

2. “Bedtime Stories,” $28.1 million.

3. “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” $27 million.

4. “Valkyrie,” $21.5 million.

5. “Yes Man,” $16.5 million.

6. “Seven Pounds,” $13.4 million.

7. “The Tale of Despereaux,” $9.4 million.

8. “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” $7.9 million.

9. “The Spirit,” $6.5 million.

10. “Doubt,” $5.7 million.