Box Office Report: Hugh Jackman's 'Real Steel' Looking to Open North of $25 Mil
The Shawn Levy-directed pic, from DreamWorks, will easily win the weekend race; George Clooney's political drama 'Ides of March' looking at second-place finish with $11 mil to $12 mil.
DreamWorks’ Real Steel is easily winning its early rounds at the box office and is on course to top the weekend chart with a gross of $25 million or better.
Starring Hugh Jackman and directed by Shawn Levy, Real Steel is a father-son drama set in the world of robot boxing.
The film, which cost $110 million to produce, will need to turn in a solid performance overseas as well in order to recoup its costs.
DreamWorks and Disney, which is distributing Real Steel, are hoping the movie appeals to both fanboys and families.
The George Clooney-directed political drama The Ides of March, starring Clooney, Ryan Gosling and Philip Seymour Hoffman is off to a solid start for an adult drama, and looks to gross $11 million to $12 million for the weekend.
About a political operative working for a presidential candidate, Ides of March should benefit from its topical subject matter.
Sony is distributing Ides of March for Gold Circle Films, which fully financed the $12.5 million movie.
Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros.' Dolphin Tale should come in No. 3 for the weekend, followed by Sony's Brad Pitt starrer Moneyball. It's too early to say which film will round out the top five.