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'Blind Side' Goes On Offense With $20M Weekend

Wednesday, 16 Dec 2009 07:50 AM

 

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"The Blind Side" took over the top spot at the box office with a $20 million weekend, while "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" slipped to second place with $15.4 million.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:

1. "The Blind Side," Warner Bros., $20,043,181, 3,326 locations, $6,026 average, $128,867,559, three weeks.

2. "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," Summit, $15,427,628, 4,124 locations, $3,741 average, $255,363,052, three weeks.

3. "Brothers," Lionsgate, $9,527,848, 2,088 locations, $4,563 average, $9,527,848, one week.

4. "Disney's A Christmas Carol," Disney, $7,763,244, 2,546 locations, $3,049 average, $115,249,331, five weeks.

5. "Old Dogs," Disney, $6,892,265, 3,425 locations, $2,012 average, $33,924,385, two weeks.

6. "2012," Sony, $6,771,665, 3,220 locations, $2,103 average, $148,958,486, four weeks.

7. "Armored," Sony Screen Gems, $6,511,128, 1,915 locations, $3,400 average, $6,511,128, one week.

8. "Ninja Assassin," Warner Bros., $5,061,499, 2,503 locations, $2,022 average, $29,821,996, two weeks.

9. "Planet 51," Sony, $4,386,873, 2,904 locations, $1,511 average, $34,052,876, three weeks.

10. "Everybody's Fine," Miramax, $3,852,068, 2,133 locations, $1,806 average, $3,852,068, one week.

11. "Fantastic Mr. Fox," Fox, $2,918,331, 2,034 locations, $1,435 average, $14,084,495, four weeks.

12. "Precious: Based On the Novel `Push' By Sapphire," Lionsgate, $2,282,077, 664 locations, $3,437 average, $36,252,012, five weeks.

13. "Up in the Air," Paramount, $1,181,450, 15 locations, $78,763 average, $1,181,450, one week.

14. "The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day," Apparition, $922,623, 432 locations, $2,136 average, $6,994,980, six weeks.

15. "The Road," Weinstein Co., $749,535, 128 locations, $5,856 average, $3,194,349, two weeks.

16. "The Princess and the Frog," Disney, $747,710, 2 locations, $373,855 average, $2,410,810, two weeks.

17. "An Education," Sony Pictures Classics, $479,774, 236 locations, $2,033 average, $6,264,756, nine weeks.

18. "The Men Who Stare at Goats," Overture, $400,153, 509 locations, $786 average, $31,289,229, five weeks.

19. "Pirate Radio," Focus, $333,475, 285 locations, $1,170 average, $7,383,803, four weeks.

20. "Couples Retreat," Universal, $313,005, 432 locations, $725 average, $107,233,200, nine weeks.

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On the Net:

Box Office, http://www.hollywood.com/boxoffice

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Universal Pictures and Focus Features are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of General Electric Co.; Sony Pictures, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount and Paramount Vantage are divisions of Viacom Inc.; Disney's parent is The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is a division of The Walt Disney Co.; 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Fox Atomic are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a consortium of Providence Equity Partners, Texas Pacific Group, Sony Corp., Comcast Corp., DLJ Merchant Banking Partners and Quadrangle Group; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC Films is owned by Rainbow Media Holdings, a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corp.; Rogue Pictures is owned by Relativity Media LLC; Overture Films is a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corp.

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