Box Office Guru Wrapup: The Blind Side Takes the Lead

Summary

This weekend audiences across North America cheered on Sandra Bullock as she defeated all her opponents to clinch the number one spot at the box office with her runaway hit drama The Blind Side which spent the last two weeks in second place. Flip flopping positions, The Twilight Saga: New Moon finished in the runnerup spot while new releases were met with moderate to dismal results. It was typical for the frame as the weekend after the Thanksgiving holiday session always sees huge declines and unimpressive openings from new titles. But overall, the marketplace remained strong with sales up double digits over last year and 2007. Crowd favorite Sandra Bullock scored her second number one of the year with The Blind Side which climbed from second to first place with an estimated $20.4M for a relatively light 49% decline. Back to Article

Comments

Throw An Onion

Joshua Mills

Maguire as a marine? I think not. He didn't even really bother (or at least it looks this way to me) trying to bulk up for the part. The only real thing he did to enhance the realism was cut his hair but come on since when does hair really affect people's performance?

Oh wait. Mr Cage and his mutant hairpiece. How can we forget.

Dec 6 - 10:42 PM

CFM

'schak Attack

@ Throw An Onion:

In Brothers, why would Maguire, playing a marine POW who was tortured and starved almost to death while in captivity, be bulked up for this movie? Are you dense, mental, or just talking out of your ***?

Dec 7 - 09:03 AM

JettaJameson

James Lowell

All of the above.

Dec 7 - 04:51 PM

CFM

'schak Attack

@ tomwaitsjr:

Sadly, the Tomatometer is usually zero indication of how well (or not) a movie does.

Dec 7 - 09:07 AM

CFM

'schak Attack

I wonder if The Blind Side was assisted by the coverage that it got when the Ravens played the Steelers in Baltimore on Sunday Nite Football last weekend...

Dec 7 - 09:10 AM

Bed Head

Ekaterina Kutznetsova

I'm just SHOCKED that a movie portraying blacks as thugs, save for a saintly black simpleton who "flounders about" until being "shown the way" by his white "superiors", would resonate so much with audiences.

Dec 7 - 09:23 AM

Freudian Nightmare

Martin Andersson

@ Bedhead

Ah, it seems like you're underestimating the white southernes movie-dollars.

Dec 7 - 01:02 PM

Cory

Cory B

Ha ha, Twilight. Now do us all a favor and drop out of the top ten really soon.

Dec 7 - 11:18 AM

Jon C.

Jon Cox

Im glad Sandra Bullock is actually stepping up in her career after her last film
*yuck*
but Im gonna skip this movie b/c I need a break from watching repetitive stories such as this

Dec 7 - 12:39 PM

Freudian Nightmare

Martin Andersson

@ Bedhead

Ah, it seems like you're underestimating the white southernes movie-dollars.

Dec 7 - 01:02 PM

JettaJameson

James Lowell

All of the above.

Dec 7 - 04:51 PM

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