“The Blind Side” Takes A Bite Out Of “New Moon” With $20.4 Victory At Weekend Box Office

The Blind Side Overpowers New Moon With $20.4 Million

It took a few weeks, but The Blind Side has finally eclipsed New Moon at the weekend box-office.

The real life football drama The Blind Side took over the No. 1 spot, earning a $20.4 million victory over the vampire romantic epic, in its third weekend. After two weekends in first-place, The Twilight Saga: New Moon finished second with $15.7 million.

The Blind Side had been the No. 2 movie for the previous two weekends but has remained a hit at the theater this holiday season, even inspiring award buzz for stars Sandra Bullock and Quinton Aaron. The movie stars Bullock as a woman whose family adopts homeless teen Michael Oher, now a rookie tackle for the Baltimore Ravens.