'Footloose' Dances Its Way to Number 2 at the Box Office
Hugh Jackman's robot boxing movie 'Real Steel' has narrowly fought off competition from new dance remake 'Footloose' to make it a second week atop the U.S. box office chart.
'Real Steel' locked down an extra $16.3 million in ticket sales this week to remain at number one, edging out 'Footloose,' starring Kenny Wormald in the part made famous by Kevin Bacon in 1984. It debuted in second place with opening weekend takings of $16.1 million.
Horror reboot 'The Thing' entered the countdown at three, while Steve Martin's comedy 'The Big Year' failed to tickle audiences and opened in ninth place.
We went and saw 'Footloose' this weekend and we were pleasantly surprised. The movie paid tribute to the original but also brought something new to the film. Plus, Miles Teller is amazing. If he wasn't on your radar after 'Rabbit Hole,' he definitely will be now.
And speaking of 'Footloose,' the remake features a a new version of the title theme sung by country star Blake Shelton and we have a sweet guitar signed by the man himself. For all the details on how to enter, check out cambio.com/sweepstakes.