Sunday, October 13, 2013

Gravity Holds on to a Huge Second Weekend

The Sandra Bullock and George Clooney Space movie, Gravity, easily held on to the top of the box office in it's second weekend ($44.3 million).  In fact, it only slipped 21 percent from last weekend, making it the lowest decline for a movie that opened to more than $55 million (without a Holiday).  Helped by it's strong word of mouth and amazing visuals (and director Alfonso Cuaron should be named here), Gravity, will take some time to come down from it's high flying orbit (Yes, insert pun here).

The Tom Hanks dramatic thriller, Captain Phillips, had a good opening for second place ($26 million).  I must say I like the choices Tom Hanks has been doing lately (even though Cloud Atlas flopped, it's a great risk that I respect).

Well, that leaves the Robert Rodriguez's so-bad-it's-awesome flick, Machete Kills, drowning in a sea of award contention heavy weights.  It opened to a tune of $3.8 million, which, by most standards is not good.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Gravity
2) Captain Phillips
3) Cloudy... Meatballs 2
4) Machete Kills
5) Runner Runner
6) Prisoners
7) Insidious Chapter 2
8) Rush
9) Don Jon
10) Baggage Claim
$44.3 million
$26 million
$14.2 million
$3.8 million
$3.7 million
$3.7 million
$2.7 million
$2.4 million
$2.3 million
$2.1 million
$123.4 million
$26 million
$78 million
$3.8 million
$14.1 million
$53.6 million
$78.4 million
$22.2 million
$20.1 million
$18.3 million
$100 million
$55 million
$78 million
$20 million
$30 million
$46 million
$5 million
$38 million
$6 million
$8.5 million

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