'Blind Side' tops Friday boxoffice
'New Moon' falls to second after winning for two weeks
Entering its third weekend, the inspirational drama "The Blind Side" has done what few movies do -- it has climbed to the top spot in the boxoffice rankings after two weekends in second place.
On Friday, the Warners release, directed by John Lee Hancock and starring Sandra Bullock, took in an estimated $6.8 million in North America.
In the process, it elbowed aside Summit's "New Moon," the top film at the boxoffice for the past two weeks. The supernatural teen romance claimed $5.2 million for the day.
As for the weekend's new wide releases, Lionsgate's R-rated "Brothers," the drama starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Tobey Maguire and directed by Jim Sheridan, picked up 3.6 million in 2,088 as it checked in in third place.
Arriving in the fourth spot was Sony's R-rated heist tale "Armored," directed by Nimrod Antal and starring Matt Dillon. Playing in 1,915 theaters, it grabbed $2.4 million.
Audiences were more resistant to Miramax's holiday-themed family drama "Everybody's Fine," starring Robert De Niro. Opening in 2,133 theaters, the PG-13 film ranked ninth for the day with an initial haul of $1.3 million.
Full Circle's "Translymania" lagged behind in 13th place with $103,000 from 1,007 playdates.
Disney's comedy "Old Dogs" rounded out the top five, taking fifth place
with $2.1 million.
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