Robot movie 'Real Steel' tops box office again

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Posted: Oct 16, 2011 11:53 AM

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Boxing robot movie "Real Steel" won the domestic box office for the second straight weekend, edging a remake of 1980s dance classic "Footloose."

"Real Steel" brought in about $16.3 million at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. The action movie starring Hugh Jackman landed slightly ahead of "Footloose," which brought in an estimated $16.1 million.

Third place went to horror movie "The Thing" with $8.7 million.

"Real Steel" was produced by DreamWorks and distributed by Walt Disney Co. "Footloose" was released by Paramount Pictures, a unit of Viacom Inc. Universal Pictures, a unit of Comcast Corp, distributed "The Thing."