Real Steel Knocks out the Box Office Competition

Apparently moviegoers like boxing robots more than an Oscar-winning superstar, Mr. George Clooney and the sexiest guy currently in the movies, Ryan Gosling as Real Steel pummelled the competition to open at # 1 with $27.3 million. The boxing robot movie starring Hugh Jackman had a strong opening and good audience reaction that should keep it swinging in the weeks ahead. Opening in second was Clooney and Gosling’s Oscar bait political thriller The Ides of March which grabbed an ok $ 10.4 million. Due to strong reviews and anticipated awards, this one may have good legs as well…. Holding up strongly in its second weekend was 50/50 with a small drop of only 34%, the best of last week’s openers. Take a look at the full top ten below and for more, head to Box Office Mojo here.

TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count / Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 N Real Steel BV $27,319,677 – 3,440 – $7,942 $27,319,677 – 1
2 N The Ides of March Sony $10,470,143 – 2,199 – $4,761 $10,470,143 – 1
3 1 Dolphin Tale WB $9,131,091 -34.4% 3,478 -37 $2,625 $49,040,736 $37 3
4 2 Moneyball Sony $7,453,989 -38.0% 3,018 +25 $2,470 $49,207,167 $50 3
5 5 50/50 Sum. $5,652,149 -34.6% 2,479 +21 $2,280 $17,482,521 $8 2
6 4 Courageous TriS $4,867,876 -46.6% 1,161 – $4,193 $16,160,032 $2 2
7 3 The Lion King (in 3D) BV $4,598,606 -56.7% 2,267 -73 $2,028 $86,008,595 – 4
8 6 Dream House Uni. $4,475,525 -44.9% 2,664 +3 $1,680 $14,467,490 $50 2
9 8 What’s Your Number? Fox $3,126,782 -42.3% 3,011 +9 $1,038 $10,382,800 $20 2
10 10 Contagion WB $2,942,322 -40.0% 2,250 -494 $1,308 $69,026,543 $60 5

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