Sunday, October 16, 2011


Still from Footloose
In a tepid weekend at the Box Office, last week's champion Real Steel performs consistently well in its second week for Walt Disney Motion Pictures/Dreamworks, holding on at the top with $16 million. To-date it has earned just-under $52 million.

Paramount Pictures just misses the top spot, despite leading out the gate on Friday night with the 2011 Remake of Footloose, taking-in $15.5 million from 3,549 theatres, well on its way to recouping the $24 million it cost to make. Audiences and Critics have been responding well also to the Film, with it sitting at 73% on the Tomatometer at Rotten Tomatoes.

Another Remake debuting this weekend is The Thing for Universal Pictures, earning $9 million, not faring so well critically with 33% on the Tomatometer.

It surprises me still that George Clooney's The Ides of March managed to pull-in only $7.5 million this weekend, earning $22.1 million cumulative in two weeks, landing just-ahead of another Film which premiered at TIFF 2011, Moneyball. The Brad Pitt Baseball Dramedy pulled-in $5.5 million in its fourth week of release for Sony Pictures.

Debuting in eighth spot this weekend is 20th Century Fox Comedy The Big Year starring Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson with only $3 million. Not only did the Film receive poor reviews (39% on the Tomatometer), a telltale sign also is a lack of promotion it received.

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