Hugh Jackman's robot boxing movie Real Steel fended off George Clooney and Ryan Gosling's political thriller The Ides of March in what became a one-sided slugfest.
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The rock 'em, sock 'em robots were a fan favorite over the weekend, landing in first place with $29 million. Ides of March trailed behind, pulling in a meager $10.5 million.
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Dolphin Tale wound up in third, reeling in $9 million, while Moneyball took in $7.3 million for fourth.