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Saga's Heroes Attract Good Money

"The Twilight Saga: New Moon" finished at the top of the Thanksgiving weekend box office with $42.9 million, while "The Blind Side" ran a close second at $40.1 million.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:

1. "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," Summit, $42,870,031, 4,042 locations, $10,606 average, $230,947,696, two weeks.

2. "The Blind Side," Warner Bros., $40,111,364, 3,140 locations, $12,774 average, $100,238,841, two weeks.

3. "2012," Sony, $17,651,729, 3,444 locations, $5,125 average, $138,451,427, three weeks.

4. "Old Dogs," Disney, $16,894,511, 3,425 locations, $4,933 average, $24,228,546, one week.

5. "Disney's a Christmas Carol," Disney, $15,758,273, 3,013 locations, $5,230 average, $104,927,816, four weeks.

6. "Ninja Assassin," Warner Bros., $13,316,158, 2,503 locations, $5,320 average, $21,193,565, one week.

7. "Planet 51," Sony, $10,218,641, 3,035 locations, $3,367 average, $28,487,409, two weeks.

8. "Precious: Based On the Novel `Push' By Sapphire," Lionsgate, $7,081,032, 663 locations, $10,680 average, $32,433,482, four weeks.

9. "Fantastic Mr. Fox," Fox, $6,965,267, 2,033 locations, $3,426 average, $10,024,072, three weeks.

10. "The Road," Weinstein Co., $1,502,231, 111 locations, $13,534 average, $1,977,453, one week.

11. "The Men Who Stare at Goats," Overture, $1,501,837, 1,119 locations, $1,342 average, $30,521,930, four weeks.

12. "The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day," Apparition, $1,301,197, 373 locations, $3,488 average, $5,722,723, five weeks.

13. "Pirate Radio," Focus, $989,260, 478 locations, $2,070 average, $6,830,855, three weeks.

14. "Couples Retreat," Universal, $960,995, 862 locations, $1,115 average, $106,700,205, eight weeks.

15. "An Education," Sony Pictures Classics, $911,388, 265 locations, $3,439 average, $5,563,649, eight weeks.

16. "Michael Jackson's This Is It," Sony, $828,976, 576 locations, $1,439 average, $71,844,424, five weeks.

17. "Law Abiding Citizen," Overture Films, $786,534, 584 locations, $1,347 average, $71,505,530, seven weeks.

18. "The Princess and the Frog," Disney, $786,190, 2 locations, $393,095 average, $1,216,860, one week.

19. "The Fourth Kind," Universal, $618,265, 552 locations, $1,120 average, $24,605,935, four weeks.

20. "De Dana Dan," Eros, $577,381, 69 locations, $8,368 average, $742,377, one week.

The Associated Press has contributed to the report.

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