The lovable canine comedy “Marley & Me” grabbed the top spot for the second weekend in a row at the movie box office, once...

The lovable canine comedy “Marley & Me” grabbed the top spot for the second weekend in a row at the movie box office, once again surpassing some of Hollywood’s leading men. The family film about a feisty Labrador retriever generated $24.1 million for the week ending January 4, bringing in a total haul to date of more than $106 million, according to studio estimates and Neilsen EDI.

In fact, another family film ruled the second place spot as well over the long holiday weekend. “Bedtime Stories,” the comedy led by Adam Sandler, took the second spot with $20.3 million. “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” Brad Pitt’s acclaimed drama, was third and took in $18.4 million for the weekend and a total of $79 million during its two weeks out.

Tom Cruise’s World War II thriller “Valkyrie” took fourth place with $14 million and raising its total to date to $60 million. Jim Carrey’s comedy “Yes Man” was fifth with $13.9 million, bringing its three-week total up to $79.4 million. Final figures are due later today.

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Box Office Grosses
Week Ending January 4, 2009

RankTitleWeekendTotal Gross
1Marley & Me (2008)$24.1M$107M
2Bedtime Stories (2008)$20.3M$85.4M
3The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)$18.4M$79M
4Valkyrie (2008)$14M$60.7M
5Yes Man (2008)$13.8M$79.4M
6Seven Pounds (2008)$10M$60.3M
7The Tale of Despereaux (2008)$7.02M$43.7M
8Doubt (2008)$5.03M$18.7M
9The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)$4.85M$74.3M
10Slumdog Millionaire (2008)$4.77M$28.8M