The Sandra Bullock starring feel-good film The Blind Side finally managed to overtake New Moon at the box office in its third week in theaters. The Twilight Saga:New Moon dropped to second place from last weekend, with $15.7 million in ticket sales.
The Blind Side surged to the number one spot in the box office, raking in $20.4 million in sales. The film opened at the number 2 spot against New Moon, but has now overtaken the blockbuster vampire sequel. Not a big deal for Summit Entertainment, however, considering New Moon has already stacked up a total gross of over $245 million.
Brothers, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Tobey Maguire, crept into third place at the box office, bringing in only $9.7 million. Heist thriller Armored stumbled into fourth place, while the John Travolta and Robin Williams comedy Old Dog rounded out the top five.
Twilight: New Moon scored number one at the box office again this weekend, but faced stiff competition from the Sandra Bullock starring feel-good film The Blind Side. New Moon continued its box office domination over the weekend, coming in first with $42.5 million in ticket sales. The real story, however, was the meteoric rise of Warner Bros. The Blind Side.
The story of a Southern woman who adopts a homeless youth and supports him pursuing his athletic dreams was a major hit at the box office, raking in $40.1 million. Just a few million more and The Blind Side would have pulled off a major coup at the box office.
The end of the world disaster film 2012 rounded out the top three films, with Old Dogs and A Christmas Carol finishing off the top three. The much hyped action flick Ninja Assassin failed to even break the top five, recouping only $13.1 million of the film’s $40 million budget so far.
The question is, can New Moon hold on for yet another week in the number one spot? Should be interesting to see how next week’s list pans out.
New Moon costars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart took to Twitter on Monday to thank fans for making New Moon number one at the box office. New Moon earned $140.7 million in the film’s first three days in theaters, the biggest opening weekend of 2009 and the third largest ever.
That’s right, New Moon came in third after blockbuster movies The Dark Night and Spider-Man 3 – take that Harry Potter!The Twilight Saga: New Moon beat out The Blind Side and 2012 to take the top spot in the U.S. weekend box office and also topped the charts in the UK.
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart posted on Summit Entertainment’s Twitter feed Monday, thanking fans for their enormous support. “Thank you for making New Moon #1,” Pattinson posted. “It’s very exciting to be a part of something embraced by so many people. I hope you are looking forward to Eclipse as much as I am.”
Rumored real-life love interest Kristen Stewart posted next, saying: “You all have proven you’re the most amazing fans in the world once again.”
“Yes, I twittered,” Stewart continued. “Or twitted…tweeted? I dunno, but thank you sooo much anyway!”