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Real Steel Knocks Out Box Office Competition

DreamWorks' REAL STEEL easily knocked out the rest of the competition at the U.S. box office for the weekend of Oct. 10, 2011.

DreamWorks' REAL STEEL easily knocked out the rest of the competition at the U.S. box office for the weekend of Oct. 10, 2011. With vfx from Digital Domain, Giant Studios and Legacy Effects, the rock 'em sock 'em actioner earned a purse of $27.3 million.

Sony's THE IDES OF MARCH was voted into second place in its debut weekend. With vfx from Method Studios and Tyrrell FX & Rentals, the George Clooney political thriller earned $10.4 million.

Warner Bros.' DOLPHIN TALE surfaced in third with $9.16 million. The inspirational true-life story has swum away with $49.1 million to date.

Sony's MONEYBALL rounded the bases to end up in fourth with $7.5 million. With vfx from Rhythm and Hues, the Billy Beane biopic has brought in $49.3 million thus far.

Summit Ent.'s 50/50 stayed steady at #5, raising another $5.5 million. With vfx from Wildfire Visual Effects, the cancer dramedy has a cume of $17.3 million.

TriStar's COURAGEOUS arrived in sixth place with $4.6 million. The cop drama has a box office total of $15.9 million.

THE LION KING dropped from third to seventh, adding $4.55 million to its $86 million 3-D cume.

Universal's DREAM HOUSE haunted the eighth spot with $4.5 million. With vfx from Gradient Effects, the Daniel Craig starrer has a cume of $14.5 million.

Fox's WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER? dialed up a place in ninth with $3.05 million. With vfx from Wildfire Visual Effects, the romcom has made $10.3 million to date.

Lionsgate's ABDUCTION rounded out the top ten, bringing in $2.9 million. With vfx from Asylum VFX, Kerner Optical, Method Studios and The Third Floor, the Taylor Lautner thriller has earned $23.4 million.

Box office numbers were obtained on boxofficemojo.com.

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