Hugh Jackman - Hugh Jackman's Real Steel Fights Off Competition At The U.s. Box Office
Hugh Jackman's robot boxing film Real Steel fought off competition to debut at the top of the U.S. box office, raking in $27. 3 million (£17 million) over the weekend (07-09Oct11).
George Clooney and Ryan Gosling's highly-anticipated political drama The Ides of March premiered at second place with takings of $10.4 million (£6.5 million), while last week's (ends02Oct11) box office winner Dolphin Tale fell to third place after grossing $9.2 million (£5.8 million).
Rounding out the top five were Brad Pitt's baseball movie Moneyball ($7.5 million/£4.7 million) and cancer comedy 50/50 ($5.5 million/£3.4 million) at fourth and fifth place respectively.