Gravity Pulls in Monster $55.6M Debut
Cuaron's latest sets a record for an October debut
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 6, 2013 1:00 PM CDT
Sandra Bullock in a scene from "Gravity." Bullock says making the lost-in-space movie directed by Alfonso Cuaron was her “best life decision” ever.   (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures)

(Newser) Critics dubbed Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity "extraordinary," and moviegoers this weekend sealed the deal: The George Clooney-Sandra Bullock space drama soared to No. 1 at the box office, with a $55.6 million opening that set a record for an October debut. That's about $20 million more than Gravity was predicted to make, notes the LA Times; it's also an opening-weekend record for both Clooney and Bullock, adds the AP. Rounding out the top five were Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 ($21.5 million), Runner Runner ($7.6 million), Prisoners ($5.7 million), and Rush ($4.8 million).

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Oct 7, 2013 5:14 PM CDT
no thanks. Not for me! You can spend the 10+$...
Oct 7, 2013 2:51 AM CDT
I would like to see this as I am a huge Bullock fan but Clooney spewing his vitriolic hatred to every value I hold dear like he is some kind of Hollywood Pope has turned me off on giving any of my money to him. I expect I will wait for the DVD and FF through his parts.
Oct 6, 2013 8:11 PM CDT
We walked out after the first 20 minutes and got our money back.