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01.05.09 10 Comments

Marley & Me remained “top dog” at the box office and came in “best in show” with $21 million over the weekend.  Bedtime Stories number two even though everyone agrees how much it sucks, Curious Case of Benjamin Button number three, nothing new came out this weekend, blah blah blah who cares (full top ten after the jump).

In a season loaded with wartime stories, two more Nazi-themed films opened in limited release.  Paramount Vantage’s “Defiance” debuted with $121,000 in two theaters for a whopping average of $60,500 a cinema.
ThinkFilm’s “Good” opened with $9,300 in two theaters, averaging $4,650. The film casts Viggo Mortensen as an upright German academic gradually seduced into the Nazi fold as World War II approaches.

Meanwhile Valkyrie has been out for two weeks and The Reader opens in a week.  It reminds me of that book my mom used to read to me when I was a little kid, The Day of Too Many Nazis! On that note, I don’t know where these pictures came from, but I love them. If you have any pictures I can use in lieu of having anything intelligent to contribute to boring stories, feel free to send them on over.

1. “Marley & Me,” $24.1 million.

2. “Bedtime Stories,” $20.3 million.

3. “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” $18.4 million.

4. “Valkyrie,” $14 million.

5. “Yes Man,” $13.9 million.

6. “Seven Pounds,” $10 million.

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

8. “Doubt,” $5 million.

9. “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” $4.9 million.

10. “Slumdog Millionaire,” $4.8 million.

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