A movie that might be sticking around the top of the charts for a few weeks yet is The Blind Side, which surged to get an 18% boost over its strong opening weekend (3-day numbers). The relentlessly positive movie no doubt was helped by families looking for something generically acceptable to watch together over the holiday weekend. Even those who don't care for The Blind Side should be happy that most families chose it over the universally despised Old Dogs, which landed in fourth place with $24 million over the five-day weekend, about $15 million less than its predecessor-in-everything-but-name (but really in name too), Wild Hogs, made in its three-day opening.
The weekend's other major debut was Ninja Assassin, which put up a lukewarm $21 million. That's weaker than the non-holiday opening of the last McTeigue/Wachowski Bros. collaboration, V for Vendetta, despite Ninja Assassin seemingly having broader potential appeal (I mean, come on -- ninjas). Opening in limited release was Dimension's The Road, which did okay on just over 100 screens. It seems safe to say that the dark, grimy post-apocalyptic thriller won't be a breakout hit.
The holiday top 11 after the jump.
1 - The Twilight Saga: New Moon (Summit) - $66.00 ($16,328) - $230.67
2 - The Blind Side (Warner Bros.) - $57.53 ($18,322) - $100.25
3 - 2012 (Sony) - $25.55 ($7,032) - $24.09
4 - Old Dogs (Disney) - $24.09 ($7,032) - $24.09
5 - A Christmas Carol (Disney) - $22.56 ($7,487) - $105.37
6 - Ninja Assassin (Warner Bros.) - $21.01 ($8,394) - $21.01
7 - Planet 51 (Sony) - $13.90 ($4,580) - $28.49
8 - The Fantastic Mr. Fox (Fox) - $9.50 ($4,673) - $10.11
9 - Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (Lionsgate) - $9.42 ($14,208) - $32.46
10 - The Man Who Stare at Goats (Overture) - $2.19 ($1,955) - $30.55
11 - The Road (Dimension) - $2.00 ($18,027) - $2.00
Next week: The robbery actioner Armored, Lionsgate's dead-serious Brothers, the somewhat Oscar-baity Everybody's Fine, and the awful-looking Transylmania.