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Marley & Me Remains Top Dog
Pooch pic cleans up at US box office

05 January 2009  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: PA

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Puppy-powered comedy Marley & Me continues to dominate the US box office, taking $24 million over the New Year weekend and beating Adam Sandler’s Bedtime Stories ($20.3m) into second place.

A canine caper starring Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson and a yellow Labrador with an appetite for destruction, Marley & Me has captured the hearts of US filmgoers, with post-Christmas grosses totalling $106 million.

Sandler family comedy Bedtime Stories, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button ($18.4m) and Valkryie ($14m) all posted strong numbers, with Jim Carrey carpe-diem comedy Yes Man completing the top five, accruing $13.9 in its third weekend.

Loveable Lab Marley arrives at UK screens on March 13.

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Stop whining about dogs being number one....
.......If you want to know if it might be good, go read the book!!!!! More

Posted by Pipkin3 at 01:16 on 06 January 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Marley & Me Remains Top Dog
Hotel for Dogs might be on top next. More

Posted by Timmy_Brisby_05 at 19:13 on 05 January 2009 | Report This Post

Crist first that fn Chiahuahua movie now this
I thought it was good old Blighty that were the dog lovers. Americas trying to top us. Gits More

Posted by Taz69 at 18:03 on 05 January 2009 | Report This Post

It's supposed to be quite touching
And sad - so not really puppy love story. I have friends that have read the book and enjoyed it. More

Posted by missphoenix at 15:05 on 05 January 2009 | Report This Post

But it is it anygood. Just sounds like a sort of re-hash of Beethoven...but with something to do with a baby. Meh! More

Posted by evildave69 at 13:40 on 05 January 2009 | Report This Post

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