Jen Beats Brad at the Box Office


Dec. 26 2008, Published 11:06 a.m. ET

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Score one for Jennifer Aniston! The actress's latest film Marley & Me has soared to number one at the box office forcing ex-hubby Brad Pitt's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button into number 2.

Not that it's a competition.

Both movies opened on Christmas day, pitting Aniston and her infamous ex against each other at the box office. Marley & Me raked in $14.6 million across 3,480 theaters, the highest one-day total ever for a film opening on Christmas.  Button came in second with $11.8 million, opening in 2,988 venues. Interestingly, audiences still chose to see Aniston's movie, despite critics' favoring Pitt's Button.

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In the end, both films exceeded box office expectations by 40-50 percent, according to Variety.

Rounding out the top five was Bedtime Stories with $10.5 million,Valkyrie with $8.3 million and Yes Man coming in at #5 with $5.8 million.


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