Monday, December 07, 2009

'Blind Side' Eclipses 'New Moon' at US Weekend BO

But 'New Moon' Still Tops at Overseas Markets

DEC 7, 2009
- Sandra Bullock scored her second
Number One film of the year with The Blind Side which climbed from second to first place at the US Boxoffice with an estimated US$20.4 million, upstaging 'New Moon' which took in US$15.7mil.

This makes Blind Side one of the top 10 blockbusters of the year and the biggest hit of Bullock's career surpassing the US$164mil of last summer's The Proposal.

Meanwhile, Lionsgate has a solid debut for its soldier drama Brothers which led all new releases with a third place bow of US$9.7mil. Brothers stars stars Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Natalie Portman.

On the International Front, however,
New Moon held the No. 1 position at the overseas box office for a third straight weekend. With estimated grosses of US$40.7 million (RM138 million) from 9,167 screens in 62 markets, the vampire romance brought its total offshore tally to US$314.5 million.

Here is the rest of the Top 5 US B-O estimate grosses for Dec 4-6, 2009 weekend, in terms of rank, Movie name (studio), Weekend takings in USD, (Cumulative gross, USD) and week on chart, courtesy of Boxofficemojo.

1. The Blind Side (Warner Bros) $20.4 million ($129.3 million) 3

2. Twilight Saga: New Moon (Summit) $15.7 million ($255.6 mil) 3

3. Brothers (Lionsgate) $9.7 million ($9.7 mil) 1

4. A Christmas Carol (Buena Vista) $7.5 million ($115.0 mil) 5

5. Old Dogs (Buena Vista) $6.9 million ($33.9 mil) 2


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