I pretty much thought that Footloose (remake of the successful 80s flick) would top this weekend’s box office. The reviews were good and I was feeling nostalgic this weekend so I thought I’d see Footloose.
It did really well at the box office but Real Steel starring Hugh Jackman beat the 80s remake just a tad. Real Steel took the number one spot earning $16.3 million in ticket sales while Footloose earned a whopping $16.1 million. Close but not enough to take the crown over the weekend.
All in all, movie ticket sales last weekend was robust. We just hope this can be linked to a signal to a recovering economy? But, I’m afraid not. They said that usually when the economy is really bad, people go to the movies. It’s cheaper than taking a weekend getaway vacation I guess.