Real Steel lacks box office punch

Stateside at the box office, Real Steel took the¬†Friday top spot but it wasn’t the knock out performance we expected. The Hugh Jackman giant robot boxing movie took home an estimated $8.5 million on it’s first day, this should translate to an opening weekend in the $23-26 million mark.

do-not-reuse-pic-promotional-poster-for-real-steel-image-2-353374626Elsewhere in the chart, the George Clooney/Ryan Gosling political thriller, The Ides of March opened just short of $3.5 million not bad for the genre but below what both it’s stars are used to. Come back on monday for a full box office break down of the new releases and holdovers.

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