Weekend Box Office: GRAVITY Rises above for #1; CAPTAIN PHILLIPS Edges out CARRIE for #2; CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 Nears $100 Million

     October 20, 2013


Gravity has landed the #1 spot three weekends in a row, strengthening its commercial success on top of its critical acclaim.  Captain Phillips narrowly grabbed the second spot with $17.3 million versus an even $17 million for the new Carrie remake.  Family-friendly animated film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 took the fourth spot and is nearing a $100 million total.  Newcomer Escape Plan, starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, closes out the top five, with the wide(r) release of The Fifth Estate landing in eighth.  Hit the jump for more.

Title Weekend  Total
1 Gravity $31,030,000 $170.6
2 Captain Phillips $17,300,000 $53.3
3 Carrie $17,000,000 $17.0
4 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 $10,100,000 $93.1
5 Escape Plan $9,800,000 $9.8
6 Prisoners $2,065,000 $57.3
7 Enough Said $1,800,000 $10.8
8 The Fifth Estate $1,714,000 $1.7
9 Runner Runner $1,625,000 $17.5
10 Insidious Chapter 2 $1,533,000 $80.9

All box office information comes courtesy of Box Office Mojo.

gravity-poster-sandra-bullockGravity saw an increase in theater count this weekend which certainly helped its box office numbers, along with a per ticket price bump for both 3D and IMAX showings.  The sci-fi flick showed a 28.2% drop off in its third week, but its weekend take was still nearly double that of the second-place finisher.

Captain Phillips scraped out a number-two spot over the Carrie remake by only $300,000.  We’ll see if the upcoming Halloween weekend bumps the horror film’s numbers up at all, or whether it will fall to another strong showing from the family-friendly sequel, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, which should cross $100 million by the end of the month.

The bottom half of the top ten includes Denis Villeneuve’s Prisoners starring Hugh Jackman and Jake GyllenhaalNicole Holofcener’s Enough Said starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini in his next-to-last role; Bill Condon’s new release The Fifth Estate with Benedict Cumberbatch and Daniel BrühlBrad Furman’s Runner Runner, starring Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake; with James Wan’s Insidious: Chapter 2 closing out the list.

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