Down at the Box Office

Down At The Box Office: Gravity Crashes In At Number 1

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It’s no surprise that my pick Gravity came out on top this weekend.

This movie turned out to be more than just a boring floating in space “reminiscing about my life” movie –Life of Pi-and was actually worth seeing. The sheer fact that this movie managed to keep my attention for longer than twenty despite them floating though space says a lot (I have been told that I have the attention span of a squirrel, true story), and for that I applaud Alfonso Cuarón.

It also broke a record.

The film, made for $100 million, broke the record for the top October opening, previously held by Paranormal Activity 3, which raked in $52.6 million in its debut.

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Quick summary: During a spacewalk, Mission Control in Houston warns a medical engineer (Sandra Bullock) and an astronaut (George Clooney)   that debris from a Russian anti-satellite test unexpectedly continued to hit other satellites, causing a chain reaction of destruction, which disrupts communication with the Mission Control. They now have to work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.

*Rankings courtesy of Box Office Mojo*

  1. Gravity, $55,550,000
  2. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, $21,500,000
  3. Runner Runner, $7,600,000
  4. Prisoners, $5,700,000
  5. Rush (2013), $4,408,000
  6. Don Jon, $4,160,000
  7. Baggage Claim, $4,125,000
  8. Insidious Chapter 2, $3,876,000
  9. Pulling Strings, $2,500,000
  10. Enough Said, $2,150,000
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