real steel hugh jackman evangeline lilly Box Office: 'Real Steel' reigns supreme with a $27.3 million opening weekendThe Hugh JackmanEvangeline Lilly robot boxing movie “Real Steel” took the weekend box office crown with a $27.3 million opening, according to studio estimates Sunday (Oct. 9). Its worldwide total is up to $49.4, as it has earned $22.1 million overseas.

“The Ides of March” political thriller starring George Clooney and Ryan Gosling was runner-up, as it opened with a soft $10.4 million weekend. “Dolphin Tale,” which had been the box office leader the weekend before, fell to no. 3 at $9.2 million, bringing its total earnings to $49 million.

The rest of the top 10 is as follows:

4. “Moneyball,” $7.5 M
5. “50/50,” $5.5 M
6. “Courageous,” $4.6 M
7. “The Lion King” (in 3D), $4.55 M
8. “Dream House,” $4.5 M
9. “What’s Your Number?”, $3.05 M
10. “Abduction,” $2.9 M

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."