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DESC1. "The Blind Side" ($20.4 million)
2. "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" ($15.7 million)
3. "Brothers" ($9.7 million)
5. "A Christmas Carol" ($7.5 million)
4. "Old Dogs" ($6.9 million)

The best way to stop a vampire isn't prolonged exposure to sunlight, nor is it a wooden stake to the heart — apparently, all you need is an unassuming sports-themed family drama starring Sandra Bullock at your disposal.

To the surprise of many, "The Blind Side" — now in its third week in theaters — dethroned "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" as the first place finisher at this weekend's box office. Bullock's sports drama started the weekend off on Friday with a lead over the supernatural romance film, though the victory is nonetheless surprising given the record-smashing numbers "New Moon" posted during its opening weekend. Despite those records, "The Blind Side" was able to overpower "New Moon" by slightly less than $5 million. Read More...

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New Moon1. "The Blind Side" ($6.8 million)
2. "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" ($5.2 million)
3. "Brothers" ($3.57 million)
5. "Armored" ($2.4 million)
4. "Old Dogs" ($2.06 million)

Who would have ever thought that Sandra Bullock could give Edward Cullen and Bella Swan such a run for their money? The reputable actress' latest film has given the supernatural romantic pairing more trouble than Jacob Black ever could as "The Blind Side" beat "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" at the box office on Friday evening. Read More...

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DESC1. "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" ($42.5 million)
2. "The Blind Side" ($40.1 million)
3. "2012" ($18 million)
4. "Old Dogs" ($16.8 million)
5. "A Christmas Carol" ($16 million)

The Thanksgiving holiday weekend proved a favorable occasion for vampire enthusiasts and family drama lovers alike as "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" and "The Blind Side" emerged in the top two seats at the box office by Sunday's conclusion. Read More...

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DESC1. "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" ($17.9 million)
2. "The Blind Side" ($16.2 million)
3. "2012" ($7.1 million)
4. "Old Dogs" ($6.9 million)
5. "Ninja Assassin" ($5.7 million)

It was always my understanding that ninja were so fearsome that no foe or monster — vampires included — could withstand their stealthy skills, but my preconceived notions have been dashed by the box office debut of "Ninja Assassin," the WB's latest action epic produced by the Wachowski siblings. Read More...

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This weekend is a surprisingly big one for the movies, but let's talk about last weekend for a moment. More importantly, how it might inform this weekend. "New Moon" turned out to be pretty popular, didn't it? $140 million worth of popular, including record-breaking box office numbers for its midnight opening and Friday sales. So, on top of everything else opening this weekend, there's also that big, dark "New Moon" looming to screw everything up.

But what else have we got? Well the big one for a spectacle-junkie like me is "Ninja Assassin," directed by James McTeigue. There are shurikens thrown with gatling gun-like speed and rapidity, at least one limb severed for every minute of screen time and some wicked-looking choreography involving katanas and a kusarigama (the new nunchaku, you heard it here first). It's glorious. Maybe not fine cinema in the traditional sense of story, dialogue, etc., but a hoot to see in action on the big screen. I say this because I've seen it, and it was good. Read More...

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Warmoth is out today. So @geminibros is here to steer the great ship Twitter-Wood. [insert requisite grumbling here]. [insert requisite praising of Warmoth's patience and skill in crafting this daily column here].

Today's Twitter-Wood report is light on variety, but with good cause. Bob Saget's new lady-love took the TwitPic prize, though Eliza Dushku followed close behind for shouting out to her "Dollhouse" fans. There's also a mini-update from "Twilight" star Peter Facinelli and a Brett Ratner burn from writer Brian Lynch. The highlight though is an exchange between pals Jason Reitman, Edgar Wright and Diablo Cody. Mr. Wright made some comments about the upcoming John Travolta/Robin Williams-starring family comedy "Old Dogs" and he caught some heat for it. Hilarity, of course, ensues. I'm @geminibros and this is your Twitter-Wood report for September 25, 2009. Read More...

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