The Holiday season has been rather lackluster at the Box Office. While there has been a plethora of intelligent, Awards-worthy movies released in theatres, their release calendar has been so limited that they have barely made a dent in the Box Office earnings. The result is that new movies have come and gone from the top ten while the top two movies continue to fight for the number one spot.
This weekend it was The Blind Side that surged to number one after two weekends in the second spot. The Sandra Bullock drama surpassed $100 million in its third week of release, finally surpassing New Moon.
This weekend’s new releases unsurprisingly turned out to be flops. The Natalie Portman/Jake Gyllenhaal/Tobey Maguire drama Brothers didn’t make more than $10 million despite a rave review from David Letterman. Robert De Niro’s family drama Everybody’s Fine barely broke the top ten with a weekend gross of about $4 million and the action-flick Armored limped in with about $6.6 million.
However, the most successful release of the weekend was Up in the Air, which is enjoying fantastic buzz from its recent precursor wins. In only 15 theatres it earned just over $1.1 million with an average of about $79,000 per theatre.
Check out the complete weekend estimates from Box Office Mojo after the jump…
Look for The Princess and the Frog to end the Twilight/Blind Side feud next weekend by destroying the competition.