Monday, October 10, 2011

Box Office Update: "Steel" knocks out Clooney's "Ides"

Here we are, and exactly as was expected heading into this weekend. "Real Steel" won the end game, though not in an absolute runaway victory. Sure, it made a strong Columbus Day weekend opening, but how will it hold up in coming weeks? Well, actually quite well. Oddly enough, audiences get a real hard on for giant robot fighting movies. "The Ides of March", on the other hand, didn't fare so well. True, Clooney's dramas have never made huge bangs of openings. Still, this was a bit on the weaker side of that spectrum. Other than that, not much doing this weekend. Prosperous, though just 3.3% higher than last year when "Life As We Know It" and "Secretariat" failed to beat "The Social Network".

1. "Real Steel" (First Weekend; $27.3 million)
2. "The Ides of March" (First Weekend; $10.4 million)
3. "Dolphin Tale" (Third Weekend; $9.2 million)
4. "Moneyball" (Third Weekend; $7.5 million)
5. "50/50" (Second Weekend; $5.5 million)
6. "Courageous" (Second Weekend; $4.6 million)
7. "Lion King 3D" (Fourth Weekend; $4.5 million)
8. "Dream House" (Second Weekend; $4.4 million)
9. "What's Your Number" (Second Weekend; $3 million)
10. "Abduction" (Third Weekend; $2.9 million)

1 comment:

  1. I liked Real Steel. Simple plot. Ne'er-do-well Dad finally gets it right for his kid. Kid gains some appreciation for his Dad. Washed-up, has-been, I-could-have-been-a-contender, ex-boxer gets another chance at the championship. We get to beat the heck out of expensive machines. Oh, and the kid gets to have fun, make a bundle, AND go live with his rich aunt and uncle.