Box Office

Box Office: October 14-16, 2011: REAL STEEL, FOOTLOOSE, THE THING

Hugh Jackman, Real Steel

Steel took a licking, still ticking. Real Steel was Number One at the box office for two weeks in a row with $16.3 Million. Footloose premiered in Second Place with $16.1 Million. The Thing was premiered in Third Place with $8.7 Million. The Ides of March was Fourth with $7.5 Million. Dolphin Tale was Fifth with $6.3 Million. Moneyball, 50/50, Courageous, The Big Year (which premiered this year), and The Lion King rounded out the top ten respectively.

Footloose is a 2011 American dance film directed by Craig Brewer. It is a remake of the 1984 film of the same name and stars Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid, and Andie MacDowell. The film follows a young man who moves from Boston to a small southern town and realizes that the town has banned dancing.

The Thing is a 2011 science-fiction horror film directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr., and written by Eric Heisserer and Ronald D. Moore. It is a prequel to the 1982 film of the same name by John Carpenter, the plot taking place immediately prior to the events of that film. It stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Joel Edgerton who are part of a team of Norwegian and American scientists who discover an alien buried deep in the ice of Antarctica, realizing too late that it is still alive, consuming then imitating the team members.

The Big Year is a 2011 comedy film starring Steve Martin, Jack Black, Owen Wilson, Jim Parsons, Rashida Jones, Anjelica Huston, Dianne Wiest, JoBeth Williams, Brian Dennehy, Rosamund Pike and Tim Blake Nelson. The Big Year was directed by David Frankel and written by Howard Franklin. The film was based on the book The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature and Fowl Obsession which was written by Mark Obmascik.

Source: Boxofficemojo


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  • Dan

    I can’t say I’m looking forward to The Thing but since I found out it wasn’t a remake, rather a prequel, I’m a little more intrigued.

  • Same here. I’ll rent it four months from now just to see what story they put together.

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