For the last week or so "Button" was holding up better than B.O. favorite "Marley & Me". Now it has finally taken the top spot and made just 1.000 bucks more than "Marley" nation-wide. That doesn't sound like a whole lot, but David Fincher's epic achieved this feat with fewer theaters (and thus, a higher per theater average). And it may just serve as a good marketing argument for oversea markets ... such as "number one at the U.S. Box Office!"
In case you care, check out the numbers: