Were the robots king of the box office, or did Clooney and Gosling take the vote?
|Rank||Film Title||Prev. Rank|
|2.||The Ides of March||$10,470,143||$10,470,143|
|7.||The Lion King||$4,598,606||$86,008,595|
|9.||What’s Your Number?||$3,126,782||$10,382,800|
All data courtesy of [Rentrak Corporation]
For the first time in a few weeks, a new movie actually took first. In fact, two new movies took the top two positions in last weekend’s box office. The boxing robot movie Real Steel topped the box office, raking in just over $27 million, while the political Ides of March took second place, making almost $10.5 million. Dolphin Tale and Moneyball fell two spaces taking third and fourth respectively, while the previous week’s movie 50/50 fell one spot from 4 to 5. Meanwhile the lower five was a bit more jumbled with Courageous dropping one and The Lion King falling off it’s throne into seventh, and 8, 9, and 10 occupied by Dream House, What’s Your Number?, and Contagion.
Ah ha! This is the closest I’ve been in awhile when it comes to predictions. While I misjudged The Ides of March and Real Steel, seeing as they came in second and first, compared to my first and second prediction, I did score with Dolphin Tale in third. I also was a bit hopeful for 50/50 to stay where it was, but sadly that was not the case. And The Lion King fell pretty hard from 3 to 7. Another week means another set of films heading to the box office. This time we’ve got the MTV remake of Footloose, the “prequel” to The Thing (which confusedly has the same title), and the comedy The Big Year. Is the younger generation going to go for this new Footloose? Will it draw the older crowds as well? Well, here’s my prediction: 1) Footloose 2) The Thing 3) Real Steel 4) The Big Year 5) The Ides of March.
Did you miss out on the live action Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots meets Rocky? Check out our review of [Real Steel] and decide for yourself if it’s worth the ticket price. October is rolling right along with remakes and prequels abounding this weekend. Don’t forget to check out Ghostbusters if it’s playing at a theater near you. Expect a Re-Review of it in a couple of weeks, just in time for Halloween. As always, stay cool movie goers.