Real Steel grossed $1.05 million to continue to lead the daily box office on Monday. The Disney released DreamWorks film starring Hugh Jackman outpaced Paramount's Footloose by a slim $40,938 for the day. Real Steel fell 76 percent from Sunday, a sure sign that the film is playing more and more like a family film as its run goes on. Real Steel was down 69 percent from last Monday as Monday's grosses in general were down sharply from last Monday's Columbus Day inflated grosses. Real Steel has grossed $52.78 million in eleven days, which places the film 5 percent behind the pace of 2008's Eagle Eye.
Footloose finished in a very close second with $1.01 million. The dance film remake fell 73 percent from Sunday, as it took a hit from teens being back in school on Monday. Footloose has grossed $16.57 million through four days of release, which is slightly below pre-release expectations. Footloose is currently running 56 percent ahead of the pace of 2009's Fame remake and 7 percent behind the pace of last year's Step Up 3D.
Universal's The Thing placed in third with $0.66 million. The sci-fi horror prequel fell 65 percent from Sunday. The film's solid hold on Monday was clearly due in part to its lack of family appeal over the weekend. The Thing has grossed a lackluster $9.15 million in four days and is extremely likely to take a big hit from Paramount's Paranormal Activity 3 this coming weekend.
Sony's The Ides of March claimed fourth place with $0.55 million. The awards season hopeful starring Ryan Gosling and George Clooney fell 65 percent from Sunday and 59 percent from last Monday's Columbus Day performance. The Ides of March has grossed $22.31 million in eleven days, thanks in part to the very healthy second weekend hold it experienced this past weekend.
Fellow Sony release and awards hopeful Moneyball rounded out the day's top five with $0.45 million. The baseball drama starring Brad Pitt experienced one of the day's better daily holds among wide releases as it was down 63 percent from Sunday and down 56 percent from last Monday. Moneyball has grossed $58.12 million in 25 days and is set to clear the $60 million mark on Friday.
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