New Moon Blindsided at Friday Box Office

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.

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