Disney’s “Real Steel,” starring the sexy Hugh Jackman is off to a great start, opening this weekend with $27.3 million. The film has received great reviews and although some of Jackman’s films outside of X-Men haven’t all been so great, this one definitely won’t fall into that category. The film, which had a budget of $110 million, is set in the future where the sport of boxing has gone hi-tech. An interesting little tidbit of information is that the climactic fight scene is a virtual punch-for-punch remake of the Ivan Drago/Rocky Balboa fight from Rocky IV.
Also opening this weekend was The Ides of March, starring two of Hollywood’s leading men, George Clooney and Ryan Gosling (Between these two who’d YOU rather?). With a budget of $12.5 million (much smaller than Real Steel), the film is already almost profitable, having come in second this weekend with $10.4 million. Not the biggest number, especially for something that came second this weekend, but already better “What’s Your Number?” The comedy has only brought in a total $10.3 million, and it opened last weekend. Find out what the rest of the Top 10 films were this weekend in the list below.
- 1. Real Steel: $27,300,000 (opening)
- 2. The Ides of March: $10,400,000 (opening)
- 3. Dolphin Tale: $9,160,000 ($49,069,645 total)
- 4. Moneyball: $7,500,000 ($49,253,178 total)
- 5. 50/50: $5,500,000 ($17,330,372 total)
- 6. Courageous: $4,600,000 ($15,892,156 total)
- 7. The Lion King 3D: $4,552,000 ($85,961,989 total)
- 8. Dream House: $4,500,000 ($14,491,965 total)
- 9. What’s Your Number?: $3,050,000 ($10,306,018 total)
- 10. Abduction: $2,900,000 ($23,369,142 total)