Blind Side Overshadows New Moon
Football flick capitalizes on strong Thanksgiving weekend
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 6, 2009 2:22 PM CST
A publicity image released by Summit Entertainment shows a poster promoting the latest installment in the Twilight series, "New Moon," featuring Taylor Lautner.   (AP Photo/Summit Entertainment)
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(Newser) – Building on strong word-of-mouth and an unexpectedly lucrative Thanksgiving weekend, The Blind Side caught and passed New Moon at the weekend box office. The Sandra Bullock vehicle pulled in $20.4 million to $15.7 million for the teen vampire sequel. Both dwarfed Brothers, which underperformed despite stars Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Tobey Maguire, the Los Angeles Times reports. Another big name, George Clooney, has reason for optimism after Up in the Air raked in $1.2 million in only 15 locations. The top five:

  1. The Blind Side, $20.4 million
  2. The Twilight Saga: New Moon, $15.7 million
  3. Brothers, $9.7 million
  4. Disney's A Christmas Carol, $7.5 million
  5. Old Dogs, $6.9 million