'Real Steel' knocks out 'Footloose' for box office win
The boxing robot flick danced past the competition to win the weekend box office with an estimated $16.3 million in ticket sales in its second week, reports The Wrap. "Footloose," it should be noted, didn't fare too poorly -- taking in $16.1 million.
The weekend's other biggish flick, "The Thing," grabbed only $8.7 million, leaving the Halloween door open for next Friday's (Oct. 21) release of "Paranormal Activity 3." Meanwhile, "A Big Year" turned out to be a big disappointment for stars Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson -- the comedy with a heart took in just $3.3 million nationwide.
The Wrap also reports that the box office was down 31 percent compared with the same weekend last year, when "Jackass 3D" opened to $50 million.