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Blindsided at box offices by “The Blind Side”


bullock Family films are in at box offices. There’s no doubt about it. Not only did football film “The Blind Side” make the unusual move of climbing up box office charts to No. 1 this past weekend (making its star Sandra Bullock happy), but “Disney’s A Christmas Carol” also rose one notch to No. 4. You can read our box office report at

But is it any wonder? It’s the holidays, and that means it’s time for families to hit theaters together. One knock on Hollywood’s holiday movie season is that there are few family films in theaters right now. That should bode well for Disney’s upcoming expansion of “The Princess and the Frog” as well as Fox’s “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.” But it could be bad news for adult-oriented dramas such as “The Lovely Bones” and musical “Nine”.

We’ll see what happens in the weeks to come. But for now, we were out at theaters again, talking about new releases, including “Everybody’s Fine,” “Brothers” (No. 3) and the highly-touted George Clooney movie “Up In the Air.” For a peak at what moviegoers had to say, click below.

(Reporting and video by Marc Price)