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12.14.09 15 Comments

Pretty boring box office this weekend.  The two new big releases were Princess and the Frog and InvictusPrincess pulled in $25 million for first place, while Clint Eastwood’s Invictus landed in third with a disappointing $9 million.  It’s just that Americans don’t understand foreign countries or foreign sports.  What’s rugby?  How do the children learn to play if Sandra Bullock doesn’t teach them?  It was all a bit confusing for old Clint, who simply blamed the gooks.

Meanwhile, The Blind Side is officially a phenomenon, landing at number two with $15.4 million and passing $150 million overall.  Four weeks in and it’s still playing, while New Moon, which opened the same weekend, has fallen to fourth. It’s even close to passing 2012 in cumulative gross.  Clearly this is a sign that President Obummer should reduce the tax burden on rich white families so that they can afford to adopt more black kids to play football for their alma mater.  What’s the problem?  Everyone wins.

Elsewhere, Old Dogs has made almost $40 million so far and holy crap who is seeing this movie. If it was any more blatantly designed for stupid people, Tom Bergeron would be narrating.  Full top ten below.

Film Weekend Per Total
1 The Princess and the Frog $25,000,000 $7,280 $27,880,000
2 The Blind Side $15,450,000 (-22.9%) $4,560 $150,212,000
3 Invictus $9,085,000 $4,275 $9,085,000
4 New Moon $8,000,000 (-48.1%) $2,201 $267,360,000
5 A Christmas Carol $6,871,000 (-11.5%) $2,861 $124,464,000
6 Brothers $5,000,000 (-47.5%) $2,395 $17,402,000
7 2012 $4,400,000 (-35.0%) $2,394 $155,337,000
8 Old Dogs $4,396,000 (-36.2%) $1,423 $39,983,000
9 Armored $3,500,000 (-46.2%) $1,824 $11,747,000
10 Ninja Assassin $2,710,000 (-46.5%) $1,290 $34,307,000

[via CHUD, BoxOfficeMojo]

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