Box Office: "Real Steel" Edges Out "Footloose"

Posted Sunday October 16, 2011 5:59 AM GMT

Reclaiming its top-earning spot for the second week in a row, "Real Steel" edged out the competition at the box office over the weekend of October 14-16, 2011.

The Hugh Jackman starring sci-fi/drama, which raked in another $4.4 million on Friday and $7.2 million on Saturday while expected to clock in with a $16 million weekend total.

Settling for runner-up is theatrical newcomer "Footloose," as the Julianne Hough/Kenny Wormald led classic remake garnered a solid $5.6 million on opening day followed by $6.3 million on Saturday en route to a $15.5 million debut weekend.

Rounding out the top five at the box office in estimated weekend totals were theater newcomer "The Thing" ($8.5 million), followed by "The Ides of March" ($7.5 million) and "Dolphin Tale" ($6.3 million).