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Jackman’s Real Steel fights off competition at the U.S. box office

George Clooney and Ryan Gosling’s highly-anticipated political drama The Ides of March premiered at second place with takings of $10.4 million (£6.5 million), while last week’s (ends02Oct11) box office winner Dolphin Tale fell to third place after grossing $9.2 million (£5.8 million).

Rounding out the top five were Brad Pitt’s baseball movie Moneyball ($7.5 million/£4.7 million) and cancer comedy 50/50 ($5.5 million/£3.4 million) at fourth and fifth place respectively.

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