"Blind Side" Eclipses "New Moon" With $20.4M Weekend

Sunday, Dec 6, 2009  |  Updated 3:15 PM CDT
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"Blind Side" Eclipses "New Moon" With $20.4M Weekend

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The Blind Side, recounts the true story of All-American football player Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron). The film surpassed "New Moon" at the weekend box-office after two weeks at No. 2.

The football-inspired drama "The Blind Side" has become the underdog hit of the season with a weekend box-office victory over "The Twilight Saga: New Moon."

The real-life tale "The Blind Side" took over the No. 1 spot with $20.4 million in its third weekend. The vampire romance "New Moon" finished second with $15.7 million after two weekends in first-place.

"The Blind Side" had been the No. 2 movie for the previous two weekends but has hung on with great fan buzz. The film stars Sandra Bullock as a woman whose family adopts homeless teen Michael Oher, now a rookie tackle for the Baltimore Ravens.

"New Moon" still is far ahead in total gross with $255.6 million domestically, compared to $129.3 million for "The Blind Side."

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