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Box office: 'Footloose' just misses No. 1; 'Big Year' flops [Video]

October 17, 2011 |  2:13 pm

The Big Year flopped at the box office this weekend
"Footloose" was expected to top the box office this weekend, but in a somewhat surprising turn of events, "Real Steel" claimed the No. 1 spot again.

For the second weekend in a row, the Hugh Jackman action flick climbed to the top of the charts, grossing $16.3 million, according to Walt Disney Pictures on Monday. A remake of the classic '80s dance flick "Footloose," meanwhile, came up short with $15.6 million.

But arguably the bigger story this weekend was the failure of "The Big Year," 20th Century Fox's comedy starring Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson. Despite boasting three top-level comedians, the movie failed to attract audiences and only sold $3.3 million worth of tickets, making it one of the biggest flops of the year.

In this week's box-office video report, I discuss how the "Footloose" remake stacks up to the original, and why "The Big Year" proved to be such a tough sell.

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--Amy Kaufman

twitter.com/AmyKinLA

Photo: (From left) Owen Wilson, Steve Martin and Jack Black star in "The Big Year." Credit: 20th Century Fox


 
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