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Jen Bests Brad At Christmas Day Box Office

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    Jennifer Aniston’s latest film beat out ex-husband Brad Pitt’s at the box office on Christmas Day.

    Jen’s new romantic comedy, “Marley & Me,” based on the bestselling novel about a loveable but incorrigible Labrador Retriever, opened at No. 1 with $14.6 million in ticket sales, according to preliminary box office numbers.

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    Meanwhile Brad’s film “The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button” followed in second with $11.8 million.

    Although Jen’s movie won the 100-yard dash of opening day, “Benjamin Button” will likely have more longevity on the long road towards Oscar night.

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    In third was Adam Sandler’s “Bedtime Stories” which earned $10.4 million in sales, followed by “Valkyrie” starring Tom Cruise with $8.5 million. Jim Carrey’s “Yes Man” rounded out the top 5 with $5.9 million.

    So what should you see or skip this week at the Box Office?

    Here’s how this week’s new releases faired by top reviewers:

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    ‘THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON’
    Variety - SEE
    The Hollywood Reporter - SEE
    Entertainment Weekly - SEE
    Roger Ebert - Skip
    USA Today - SEE
    Los Angeles Times - Skip
    Rolling Stone - SEE
    MovieMantz - SEE

    ‘BEDTIME STORIES’
    Variety - SEE
    The Hollywood Reporter - SEE
    Entertainment Weekly - Skip
    Associated Press - Skip
    USA Today - Skip
    Chicago Tribune - Skip
    The Philadelphia Inquirer - SEE
    Rolling Stone - Skip

    ‘MARLEY & ME’
    Variety - SEE
    The Hollywood Reporter - Skip
    Entertainment Weekly - SEE
    Roger Ebert - SEE
    USA Today - Skip
    Los Angeles Times - SEE
    Rolling Stone - Skip
    MovieMantz - SEE

    ‘VALKYRIE’
    Variety - Skip
    The Hollywood Reporter - SEE
    Los Angeles Times - SEE
    USA Today - Skip
    The Philadelphia Inquirer - SEE
    Roger Ebert - SEE
    Rolling Stone - SEE
    MovieMantz - SEE

    ‘THE SPIRIT’
    Variety - Skip
    The Hollywood Reporter - Skip
    Entertainment Weekly - Skip
    USA Today - SEE
    Los Angeles Times - Skip
    Chicago Tribune - Skip
    The Philadelphia Inquirer - Skip
    Roger Ebert - Skip

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