Monday, October 10, 2011
Disney's "Real Steel" tops the box office!
George Clooney was no match for Disney's robot-boxing action drama. "Real Steel" was the champ over the weekend and stole the top spot at the box office. The film earned an estimated $27.3 million, the strongest opening ever for a boxing-themed picture. It even beat "Rocky IV's" $20 million debut in 1985.
The $110 million flick by Dreamworks also took in $22.1 million in 19 overseas markets for a total weekend take of $49.4 million. Starring Hugh Jackman, "Real Steel" easily beat the political thriller "The Ides of March," which earned $10.4 and took the the No. 2 spot. The star-studded cast included George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Marissa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood.
Rounding out the top five were prior releases. The family film "Dolphin Tale" slipped to No. 3. "Moneyball," the baseball drama starring Brad Pitt, finished in the No.4 spot, and the cancer comedy "50/50," starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen, finished at No.5.