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'Real Steel' packs punch with $27.3 million debut

FILE - This file image provided by Disney/DreamWorks II shows Hugh Jackman, left, and Dakota Goyo in a scene from 'Real Steel.' The film is set in the near-future when robot fighters have replaced humans in the ring. The film debuted at No. 1 with $27.3 million. The 'Real Steel' added $22.1 million in 19 overseas markets for a worldwide total of $49.4 million. FILE - This file image provided by Disney/DreamWorks II shows Hugh Jackman, left, and Dakota Goyo in a scene from "Real Steel." The film is set in the near-future when robot fighters have replaced humans in the ring. The film debuted at No. 1 with $27.3 million. The "Real Steel" added $22.1 million in 19 overseas markets for a worldwide total of $49.4 million. (AP Photo/Disney/DreamWorks II, File)
October 10, 2011

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LOS ANGELES—Hugh Jackman's robot-boxing tale "Real Steel" went the distance, pulling in $27.3 million to open at No. 1.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:

1. "Real Steel," Disney, $27,319,677, 3,440 locations, $7,942 average, $27,319,677, one week.

2. "The Ides of March," Sony, $10,470,143, 2,199 locations, $4,761 average, $10,470,143, one week.

3. "Dolphin Tale," Warner Bros., $9,131,091, 3,478 locations, $2,625 average, $49,040,736, three weeks.

4. "Moneyball," Sony, $7,453,989, 3,018 locations, $2,470 average, $49,207,167, three weeks.

5. "50/50," Summit, $5,652,149, 2,479 locations, $2,280 average, $17,482,521, two weeks.

6. "Courageous," Sony, $4,867,876, 1,161 locations, $4,193 average, $16,160,032, two weeks.

7. "The Lion King," Disney, $4,598,606, 2,267 locations, $2,028 average, $86,008,595, four weeks.

8. "Dream House," Universal, $4,475,525, 2,664 locations, $1,680 average, $14,467,490, two weeks.

9. "What's Your Number?", Fox, $3,126,782, 3,011 locations, $1,038 average, $10,382,800, two weeks.

10. "Contagion," Warner Bros., $2,942,322, 2,250 locations, $1,308 average, $69,026,543, five weeks.

11. "Abduction," Lionsgate, $2,893,684, 2,591 locations, $1,117 average, $23,362,826, three weeks.

12. "Killer Elite," Open Road Films, $2,201,362, 2,411 locations, $913 average, $21,646,929, three weeks.

13. "The Help," Disney, $1,945,048, 2,064 locations, $942 average, $162,652,363, nine weeks.

14. "Drive," FilmDistrict, $1,842,563, 1,330 locations, $1,385 average, $30,107,885, four weeks.

15. "The Smurfs," Sony, $512,056, 515 locations, $994 average, $139,381,799, 11 weeks.

16. "Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain," Code Black, $467,823, 248 locations, $1,886 average, $6,929,760, five weeks.

17. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," Warner Bros., $405,861, 407 locations, $997 average, $379,750,747, 13 weeks.

18. "Captain America: The First Avenger," Paramount, $311,753, 303 locations, $1,029 average, $175,805,853, 12 weeks.

19. "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," Fox, $295,891, 382 locations, $775 average, $174,937,803, 10 weeks.

20. "Cars 2," Disney, $284,613, 262 locations, $1,086 average, $190,462,898, 16 weeks.

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by Rainbow Media Holdings, a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corp.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.

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