Footloose grossed $1.03 million to lead the daily box office for a second straight day. The dance film remake from Paramount topped Real Steel by a slim $93,091 for the day. Footloose fell 19 percent from Tuesday, which represented a solid daily hold, especially when considering the film's strong daily hold on Tuesday. Footloose has grossed $18.87 million in six days and will top the $20 million mark either today or Friday.
Real Steel held steady in second place with $0.94 million. Like Footloose, Real Steel was also down 19 percent from Tuesday. The Disney released DreamWorks film starring Hugh Jackman was down a very solid 33 percent from last Wednesday. That is a good sign for the film as it approaches the upcoming weekend. Real Steel has grossed $54.89 million through 13 days of release, placing it 6 percent behind the pace of 2008's Eagle Eye.
Sony's The Ides of March was up one spot to claim third with $0.64 million. The awards season hopeful starring Ryan Gosling and George Clooney continues to hold up nicely, as it was down 13 percent from Tuesday and down 30 percent from last Wednesday. The Ides of March has grossed $23.67 million in 13 days and is in great shape to experience another healthy hold over the weekend.
Universal's The Thing was down one spot and a sharp 24 percent from Tuesday to finish in fourth with $0.57 million. The sci-fi horror prequel experienced the day's largest daily decline among wide releases, which isn't a good sign, especially when considering the film's lackluster debut this past weekend. The Thing has grossed $10.47 million in six days and should take a big hit from Paramount's Paranormal Activity 3 this weekend.
In other box office news, Universal's Cowboys & Aliens reached the $100 million domestic milestone yesterday. The film's total domestic gross currently stands at $100.008 million.
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