With $27.3 million, “Real Steal” had the best opening weekend of any boxing-themed film. It beat “Rocky IV,” which opened with $20 million in 1985.

The $110 million robot fighting film from Dreamworks stars Hugh Jackman (“X-Men Origins: Wolverine”) and attracted a primarily male audience, according to Disney. Also, 44 percent of the filmgoers were under 25 years old.

George Clooney’s film, “The Ideas of March,” featuring Ryan Gosling, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Evan Rachel Wood and Marisa Tomei, came in second with 10.4 million.

The other films comprising the top five films of the weekend carried over audiences from last week.

1. “Real Steel” — $27.3 mil
2. “The Ides of March” — $10.4 mil
3. “Dolphin Tale” — $9.2 mil
4. “Moneyball” — $7.5 mil
5.” 50/50″ — $5.5 mil

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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