A teenage girl with telekinetic powers was no match for Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Gravity notched another $31 million for an impressive $171 million in just 17 days, scoring an elusive three-peat as box office top dog.
Meanwhile, the Carrie remake only managed to scare up $17 million, landing it in third place. Given no direction competition during this Halloween season and a wicked viral campaign, the Chloe Moretz film’s opening gross is definitely a disappointment. Analysts expected about $25 million. With most horror films doing the bulk of their business in their first weekend, its long-term prospects don’t look bright.
As unimpressive as Carrie‘s performance was, two other films tanked as well with one setting a box office record… and not in a good way. 80s action stars Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger teamed up for Escape Plan, but audiences weren’t interested. Despite their muscular frames, the film only generated a puny $9.8 million.
Setting a record as the worst debut for a film opening in at least 1,500 theaters this year is The Fifth Estate. Benedict Cumberbatch’s loyal fanbase who call themselves the Cumberbitches deserted their idol. The WikiLeaks film floundered with a truly awful $1.7 million from 1,769 theaters. Check out the rest of the Top 10 below.