Gravity Tops The Box Office This Weekend

This weekend Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney opened in theatres for a record breaking weekend. The film set a new unadjusted opening weekend record for October, which was previously held by 2011’s Paranormal Activity 3 with $52.57 million. When ticket price inflation is considered, 2003’s Scary Movie 3 is still on top with an adjusted debut of $65.11 million (from an actual gross of $48.11 million).

Although the film pulled in many eager viewers, I’ve heard that it didn’t live up to expectations and it wasn’t actually as good as people thought it was going to be. That’s disappointing because I was really looking forward to seeing this one as well but perhaps now I’ll wait until I can rent it on Apple TV. Did any of you watch it? If so, share your thoughts on the film in the comments. Also, check out how Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake‘s Runner Runner did in the list below of the top 10 films at the box office this weekend.

  • 1. Gravity: $55,550,000 (opening)
  • 2. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 $21,500,000 ($60,556,726 total)
  • 3. Runner Runner: $7,600,000 (opening)
  • 4. Prisoners: $5,700,000 ($47,879,968 total)
  • 5. Rush (2013): $4,408,000 ($18,094,319 total)
  • 6. Don Jon: $4,160,000 ($16,077,317 total)
  • 7. Baggage Claim: $4,125,000 ($15,185,081 total)
  • 8. Insidious Chapter 2: $3,876,000 ($74,749,587 total)
  • 9. We’re the Millers: $1,610,000 ($144,900,013 total)
  • 10. The Family (2013): $1,473,000 ($34,578,903 total)
  • Raph

    This article is actually the first time I see any form of negative comment from general audiences towards the film. Of course everyone has or had huge expectations, including myself, but calling that movie a disappointment in any form just doesn’t sound right to me. It is nearly perfect, as you can’t get much more from the premise than what that movie’s giving you.

  • Brett

    Agree with Raph. I haven’t read anything negative about the film. It is spectacular and must be seen on the big screen – in IMAX if you can.

  • Anthony

    I loved the movie overall. Stunningly gorgeous film. Bullock and Clooney acted their asses off. Dialog was awesome and really helped individualize the characters. HOWEVER… the movie you think you’re gonna see based on the trailer ends 15 minutes in and from there its a series of convenient WTH moments. it was more “cinq ex machina” than deux ex machina… 🙂 and one of Clooney’s character’s decisions made me angry in that it made no sense and had a “Glee” like “believe it cause we say so not because the story and facts supports it” quality. I also thought that Bullock’s character’s definition was razor thin. Still it was a thrill and I’d recommend it. Spoiler: and don’t blink or you’ll miss the oh so (not) subtle visual analogy of a fetus in the womb. Man they beat you in the head with it like its a 2 by 4…

  • Patrick

    Okay glad to hear you guys liked it! I’ll check it out this week!

  • WHO THE HELL SAID IT DIDN’T LIVE UP TO EXPECTATIONS?!?! I RARELY ever agree with critics but Gravity is PERFECTION! I didn’t breathe for 90 minutes. It was a visual masterpiece. True Cinema.

    I’m more inclined to think that you wrote that because you wanted more comments haha