Action movie Real Steel, a futuristic story about father-and-son bonding through robot boxing, won the domestic weekend box office, according to studio estimates compiled by Reuters on Sunday.

Real Steel, starring Hugh Jackman, brought in an estimated $27.3 million in ticket sales at U.S. and Canadian theaters, distributor Walt Disney Co said.

George Clooney's new political thriller, Ides of March, landed in second place with $10.4 million. Third place went to family Dolphin Tale with $9.2 million.

Real Steel was produced by DreamWorks and distributed by Disney. Columbia Pictures, a unit of Sony Corp, released Ides of March. Dolphin Tale was distributed by Warner Bros, a unit of Time Warner Inc.