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Female movie fans rule at Box Office

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“The Twilight Saga: New Moon” continued to outshine the competition at the Box Office over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The latest installment of the romantic fantasy series raked in an estimated $42.5 million to hold onto the title of number one movie in the U.S for a second straight week.

Female moviegoers are credited with keeping “New Moon” and the second place finisher “The Blind Side ” in the top spots.  “The Blind Side,” a sports drama, earned around $40.1 million. In third, the disaster blockbuster “2012” with about $18 million, bringing its three week domestic total to nearly $139 million.

“Old Dogs” is the only new flick that managed to crack the top five. The comedy landed in fourth with  $16.8 million. The film stars John Travolta and Robin Williams as a couple of friends who have their lives turned upside down when they become caregivers for a set of 7-year-old twins.  Among the supporting cast, Travolta’s wife, Kelly Preston, daughter, Ella Bleu Travolta, and the late actor/comic, Bernie Mac.

In the fifth slot, Disney’s  “A Christmas Carol” with an estimated $16 million. 

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