DreamWorks Pictures' Real Steel narrowly won first place at the weekend box office to top for a second straight weekend. The Hugh Jackman-starrer added an estimated $16.3 million to bring its two-week total to $51.7 million domestically. The Shawn Levy-directed action drama, distributed by Disney, finished first overseas as well with $24.2 million for a foreign total of $56.6 million and worldwide total of $108.3 million.
Paramount's Footloose remake, directed by Craig Brewer and starring Kenny Wormald and Julianne Hough, debuted in a close second in North America with $16.1 million from 3,549 theaters. The film was made for about $24 million.
Universal prequel The Thing opened in third place to $8.7 million from 2,996 theaters, which was below studio expectations.
In its second weekend, Columbia's The Ides of March earned $7.5 million for a total of $22.2 million so far.
Warner Bros.' Dolphin Tale rounded out the top five with $6.3 million and has collected $58.7 million after four weeks. The family film cost $37 million to produce. As always ladies and gents, we'll be back friday with the latest new releases in theaters. Until then, PEACE !!
|1||Real Steel||DreamWorks Pictures||
|3||The Thing||Universal Pictures||
|4||The Ides of March||Columbia Pictures (Sony)||
|5||Dolphin Tale 3D||Warner Bros. Pictures||
|6||Moneyball||Columbia Pictures (Sony)||
|8||Courageous||TriStar Pictures (Sony)||
|9||The Big Year||20th Century Fox||
|10||The Lion King 3D||Walt Disney Pictures||
|11||Dream House||Universal Pictures||
|12||Contagion||Warner Bros. Pictures||