Friday Box Office – NEW MOON Blitzed by THE BLIND SIDE

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Early estimates for the first Friday in December are in and it looks like more good news for Sandra Bullock and The Blind Side. In its third Friday in theatres, the modestly-budgeted football drama flattened its competitors, including some little teen flick called New Moon. True, the competition isn’t all that stiff on the Friday following Thanksgiving, but the fact that Blind Side just keeps defying the odds is sort of heartwarming. Someone should make a movie about it. New Moon, meanwhile, isn’t exactly wallowing in second place. The super-successful sequel is cruising past the $250 million mark right about… now! As expected, new releases Brothers and Armored did not make big entrances on Friday, coming in third and fourth respectively. Full details on all of this week’s releases when you check back here tomorrow.

Title Friday Total
1 The Blind Side $6,800,000 $115.6
2 New Moon $5,200,000 $245.1
3 Brothers $3,570,000 $3.5
4 Armored $2,400,000 $2.4
5 Ninja Assassin $1,700,000 $26.4

Weekend Box Office – NEW MOON Dominates a Record Breaking Thanksgiving Holiday

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As if the folks at Summit Entertainment didn’t have enough to be thankful for after the record-breaking debut of The Twilight Saga: New Moon last weekend, the vampy drama also dominated the holiday frame. New Moon passed the $200 million mark on Friday and ended its second weekend in theatres with over $230 million domestically. The only day out of the past five that New Moon didn’t own? Thanksgiving Thursday. That belonged to Warner Brothers’ surprise-hit The Blind Side which nearly tied for first place thanks to a nice jump in ticket sales over its first weekend. Between these two holdovers, new releases like WB’s Ninja Assassin and Disney’s Old Dogs had to fight over box office table scraps.

Title Weekend Total
1 New Moon $42,500,000 $230.7
2 The Blind Side $40,100,000 $100.3
3 2012 $18,000,000 $138.7
4 Old Dogs $16,800,000 $24.1
5 A Christmas Carol $16,000,000 $105.3
6 Ninja Assassin $13,100,000 $21
7 Planet 51 $10,200,000 $28.4
8 Precious $7,090,000 $32.4
9 Fantastic Mr. Fox $7,020,000 $10.1
10 The Men Who Stare at Goats $1,533,000 $30.5

Weekend Box Office – NEW MOON Has The Third Highest Weekend of All Time with $140.7 Million

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It was a record-breaking weekend at the box office from almost every perspective. In fact, so many records were broken that it is kind of hard to keep them straight. By Friday morning The Twilight Saga: New Moon had already passed The Dark Knight and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to become the top midnight debut of all-time with over $26 million. The sequel to Twilight was also number one in pre-sales and on Saturday it brought Summit Entertainment both the highest Single Day and the All-Time Friday titles with $72.7 million from its 4,024 screens. One record New Moon couldn’t claim? The all-time weekend title. With an estimated $140.7 million through Sunday, New Moon fell short of both the $151 million debut of Spider-Man 3 and the $158 million start of The Dark Knight. But, for a film franchise that only came on the scene one year ago and which was aiming for right around $100 million? Third place must feel pretty sweet.

Title Weekend Total
1 New Moon $140,700,000 $140.7
2 Bind Side $34,510,000 $34.5
3 2012 $26,500,000 $108.2
4 Planet 51 $12,600,000 $12.6
5 A Christmas Carol $12,230,000 $79.7
6 Precious $11,008,000 $21.4
7 The Men Who Stare at Goats $2,773,000 $27.6
8 Couples Retreat $1,952,000 $105
9 The Fourth Kind $1,730,000 $23.3
10 Law Abiding Citizen $1,615,000 $70

THE BLIND SIDE Giveaway

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Opening on November 20th is director John Lee Hancock’s The Blind Side, which stars Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw and Kathy Bates. I’ll admit when I sat down to watch The Blind Side, I really didn’t expect much.  I thought it would be a Lifetime movie of the week except on the big screen.  But even though I walked in ready to dismiss the film, I’m forced to say The Blind Side was a lot better than I expected and I enjoyed the way it mixed a few different genres together.  What you need to know is, The Blind Side is both a football movie and a family values film.  It’s also a bit of a comedy.  When films try and mix genres like this, you almost always end in disaster.  So I have to give credit to director John Lee Hancock for crafting a film that should appeal to both football fans and families.  He even made me feel something for Sandra Bullock.  Trust me, that’s not easy.  Anyway, to help promote the film, we’ve been given a bunch of Blind Side related items to giveaway.  If you’d like to enter, hit the jump to find out how and take a look at what we’ve got.

7 Movie Clips from THE BLIND SIDE Starring Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw

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I’ll admit that when I sat down to watch “The Blind Side” last week, I really didn’t expect much.  I thought it would be a Lifetime movie of the week except on the big screen.  But even though I walked in ready to dismiss the film, I’m forced to say “The Blind Side” was a lot better than I expected and I enjoyed the way it mixed a few different genres together.  What you need to know is, “The Blind Side” is both a football movie and a family values film.  It’s also a bit of a comedy.  When films try and mix genres like this, you almost always end in disaster.  So I have to give credit to director John Lee Hancock (“The Rookie”) for crafting a film that should appeal to both football fans and families.  He even made me feel something for Sandra Bullock.  Trust me, that’s not easy.  Anyway, to help promote the film, we’ve been provided with seven clips and you can watch them after the jump.

For those unfamiliar with the book it’s based on, the film is based on the true story of Michael Oher, a homeless African-American youngster from a broken home who is taken in by the Touhys (Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw), a well-to-do white family who help him fulfill his potential. At the same time, Oher’s presence in the Touhys’ lives leads them to some insightful self-discoveries of their own. Living in his new environment, the teen faces a completely different set of challenges to overcome. As a football player and student, Oher works hard and, with the help of his coaches and adopted family, becomes an All-American offensive left tackle.

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