Gravity continues to impress at the box office. This weekend saw the film cross the $100M mark easily bringing in over $44M, a drop-off of approximately only 20% from its debut weekend. Critical accolades for the Tom Hanks thriller Captain Phillips were high (read the Renegade Review here), but its debut only managed to wrangle in $26M as people continued to be captivated by Alfonso Cuarón’s space thriller. The other big newcomer of the weekend, Machete Kills, seems to have had a slightly disappointing opening, managing to bring in just under $4M (against a budget of $30M). Here’s the rest of the weekend top ten:
|3||Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2||$14.2M||$78.0M|
|7||Insidious: Chapter 2||$2.7M||$78.5M|
Big openings scheduled for next weekend include Escape Plan, which showcases old school action heroes Sly Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the latest adaptation of Stephen King’s Carrie, this time around starring Chloe Moretz in the title role with Julianne Moore as her repressive mother. The Fifth Estate starring Benedict Cumberbatch also opens, which dramatizes the story of real-life WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
After seeing a bunch of clips and news on Carrie I feel that it will be good enough to knock Gravity from the top spot — and let’s face it, the timing of the film as Halloween fast approaches won’t hurt either. What did you see this weekend, and what’s next up on your list? Let us know in the comments below.
Weekend box office estimates courtesy of Box Office Mojoby