1. "The Blind Side" ($6.8 million)
2. "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" ($5.2 million)
3. "Brothers" ($3.57 million)
5. "Armored" ($2.4 million)
4. "Old Dogs" ($2.06 million)
Who would have ever thought that Sandra Bullock could give Edward Cullen and Bella Swan such a run for their money? The reputable actress' latest film has given the supernatural romantic pairing more trouble than Jacob Black ever could as "The Blind Side" beat "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" at the box office on Friday evening.
"The Blind Side" and "New Moon" have been neck-and-neck for quite a while now, which is pretty surprising considering the record-breaking success of the vampire romance franchise. Last week, "The Blind Side" was able to take first place on Thanksgiving day, a victory that was repeated on Wednesday of this past week and, of course, last evening when Bullock's family drama surpassed "New Moon" $6.8 million to $5.2 million.
While first and second place were claimed by "The Blind Side" and "New Moon's" continued rivalry, third place went to one of the weekend's new releases, "Brothers," starring Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal and Natalie Portman. The drama, which focuses on a presumed dead Iraq War soldier's (Maguire) return to a surprising romance between his wife (Portman) and his brother (Gyllenhaal), earned $3.57 million during its opening night.
Fourth place went to Nimrod Antal's "Armored," which managed a $2.4 million intake on Friday. Fans that are eager to get a glimpse of what the Robert Rodriguez produced "Predators" might look like can turn their attention to "Armored," as Antal is directing the latest installment in the fan-favorite action franchise.
"Old Dogs," last week's debuting comedy starring Robin Williams and John Travolta, finished in fifth place with $2.06 million, which leaves the debuting "Everybody's Fine" — Robert De Niro's latest family dramedy — outside of the top five with only $1.3 million.
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