Last weekend’s Thanksgiving leftovers box office results saw The Blind Side with Sandra Bullock go up in its second weekend of release while The Twilight Saga: New Moon dropped 70% from its big $140 million plus opening. New Moon being eclipsed by The Blind Side seemed an inevitability that has now come to fruition.
The Blind Side brought in $6.8 million to kick off this weekend’s box office battle on Friday, easily besting New Moon’s $5.2 million. Both films are running at more than a 50% dropoff from last weekend’s pace with The Blind Side having the best chance of crossing $20 million by weekend’s close.
Brothers with Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman and Tobey Maguire generated $3.6 million on pace for around $10 million for the weekend. Other newcomers Armored managed $2.4 million while Everybody’s Fine with Robert DeNiro registered a dismal $1.3 million and will be lucky to cross $5 million through Sunday.
Full weekend box office estimates for December 4-6 will be published tomorrow with final numbers coming in late Monday afternoon.