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Marley & Me (movie)
'Marley & Me' and a big Christmas audience

"Marley & Me," the tale of a boisterous dog, led a strong pack of movies at the box office over the weekend, but together, they still couldn't pull this year's movie attendance out of the doghouse. "Marley" made the most money ever for a Christmas Day premiere with $14.7 million in ticket sales, adding $37 million more over the weekend. The next three highest-grossing films each took in more than $20 million for the weekend.Even so, the year was nothing to cheer about. Attendance for the year fell 5% from last year despite the popularity of such blockbusters as "The Dark Knight" and "Iron Man." Revenue didn't fall much, mainly because average ticket prices increased 4.7%, according to...

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