Fox's “Marley & Me” continued to lead the crowded field of Christmas movies. Starring Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson, the dog comedy grossed $10 million on New Year's Day (Thursday) and another $9.7 million from 3,505 runs on Friday for a domestic cumulative of $92.2 million.
David Fincher's “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” is No. 3, grossing $7.9 million on Thursday and another $7.1 million on Friday from 2,988 runs for a total of $67.7 million. “Button” plays older demographics and has a running time of three hours. Like “Marley,” “Bedtime” and “Button” opened Dec. 25.
Fox's “The Day the Earth Stood Still” came in No. 8 as it headed into its fourth weekend, grossing $1.9 million from 2,337 for a total of $71.3 milion.