Nothing Can Pull Gravity Down
Plunders 'Captain Phillips' with $44.3M
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 13, 2013 1:46 PM CDT
This film image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows George Clooney in a scene from "Gravity."   (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures)

(Newser) – What goes up must come down—but it hasn't happened yet for highly lauded 3D thriller Gravity, which topped the box office for a second weekend with $44.3 million in ticket sales. Tom Hanks-led Somali pirate flick Captain Phillips sailed in to No. 2, grossing a seaworthy $26 million in its debut weekend, the LA Times reports. But it was a far less successful maiden voyage for Machete 2, which flopped with only $3.8 million, putting it at No. 4. It was bested by Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2, which scored $14.2 million in its third weekend, per the Hollywood Reporter. And coming in at No. 5, Runner Runner and Prisoners tied with $3.7 million apiece.

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M Kline
Oct 15, 2013 11:34 AM CDT
Oct 14, 2013 10:24 AM CDT
It is a thinking person's movie and not for empty heads.
Oct 14, 2013 10:23 AM CDT
It was an amazing movie and worth the $9 bucks minus coupon that I paid for it. I figured if it wasn't good, that George Clooney would more than make up for it..even if he is covered in all those robotic-ware. Bullock was great in physical and acting form and as for Clooney, well, he can just about do anything. Space travel suddenly looks more accessible to the ordinary rather than confined to geniuses. How exciting the future looks & oh what a beautiful world we live in.