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Sunday, October 16, 2011

The robots are still winning

I guess "Real Steel" didn't have much competition this weekend. After all, I'm not sure I'll be rushing out to the theater to see "Footloose." So I guess the fact that it's made it to the top of the box office two weekends in a row will be blamed on little competition (even though "Ides of March" is really good!). I am shocked "The Big Year" debuted so low. It looks like it's supposed to be awful, but it's probably actually halfway decent.

From The Associated Press:
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.
1. “Real Steel,” $16.3 million ($23.3 million international). (Review by The AP's David Germain)
2. “Footloose,” $16.1 million. (Review by The AP's Jake Coyle)
3. “The Thing,” $8.7 million ($1.5 million international). (Review by Germain)
4. “The Ides of March,” $7.5 million. (Review by The News-Herald's Mark Meszoros)
5. “Dolphin Tale,” $6.3 million.
6. “Moneyball,” $5.5 million. (Review by The AP's Christy Lemire)
7. “50/50,” $4.3 million. (Review by Lemire)
8. “Courageous,” $3.4 million.
9. “The Big Year,” $3.3 million. (Review by Lemire)
10. “The Lion King,” $2.7 million ($5.2 million international).

-- Cheryl Sadler | | @nhcheryl

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