Audiences looking for a feel-good family movie this Thanksgiving flocked to see Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side, which jumped to the number one spot with $9.5 million, according to Variety. That was enough to push Twilight: New Moon to second place, where it made $9.2 million for the day. But the vampire series is hardly dead at the box office: Its $14.3 million gross on Wednesday set a new record for the day before Thanksgiving, and the weekend will bring droves of younger viewers back to theaters. Meanwhile, new releases Ninja Assassin and the Robin Williams-John Travolta comedy Old Dogs performed modestly, taking in $4.6 million and $4.1 million respectively. Overall, the holidays are off to a happy start at the box office, with total grosses up 20 percent over last year.
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