It would appear that the saying is true...no one can pass up a cute puppy or a baby. Well, the latter doesn't come into play for the holiday season, but the former does a la 20th Century Fox's " Marley & Me." The film, which stars an adorable yellow Labrador pup alongside Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston, had the biggest opening gross ever for a film debuting on Christmas Day.
The flick brought in $14.5 million, which trumps other Christmas releases like "Ali," "Catch Me If You Can," and "Dreamgirls."
Rounding out the top three for 2008 holiday openers is Paramount's "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," and Disney's "Bedtime Stories," each grossing $12 million and $10.5 million respectively.
The Top 10 Christmas Day Openers of All Time:
1. "Marley & Me"
2. "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
3. "Bedtime Stories"
4. "Ali" ($10.2 million)
5. "Catch Me if You Can" ($9.8 million)
6. "Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem" ($9.5 million)
7. "Dreamgirls" ($8.7 million)
8. "Valkyrie" ($8.5 million)
9. "Patch Adams" ($8 million)
10. "Cheaper by the Dozen" ($7.8 million)
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Owen Wilson in 'Marley & Me'
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