WEEKEND TOP 5 STUDIO ESTIMATES, DECEMBER 26-28, 2008 Rank. Movie Title - Weekend Gross | Theaters | Total Gross | Week #
1. Marley and Me - $37.0 million | 3,480 | $51.7 million | 1 2. Bedtime Stories - $28.1 million | 3,681 | $38.6 million | 1 3. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - $27.0 million | 2,988 | $39.0 million | 1 4. Valkyrie - $21.5 million | 2,711 | $30.0 million | 1 5. Yes Man - $16.5 million | 3,434 | $49.6 million | 2
Marley and Me was the no-brain winner of the box-office this weekend. Just think what it could have done if Bedtime Stories (and it's insanely low Rotten Tomatoes score) would not have come out.
For all the odd disdain for Valkyrie, it still did well, considering at one point they were simply going to release the film in February just to get rid of it. The film you don't see in the Top 5 is The Spirit which is not being respected by us or any other critic really.
There are still a slew of Oscar hopeful films that haven't hit wide release. Very curious if all of these films will find box office gold in the coming weeks ... Revolutionary Road The Wrestler Gran Torino The Reader