There were two big movies premiering this week and they were both able to hit in the top 5, but neither were able to grab the top spot.
Remaining in the top spot for the 2nd straight week is Gravity (Clip ‘Off Structure’: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YknL6aKjTo with $44.2 million. This brings the 2-week total to $123.4 million. The movie has been getting excellent reviews as it’s apparent by the large box office in the 2 weeks. The movie has been able to top its $100 million budget and looks to keep climbing as it won’t have any real competition until November.
Premiering at #2 is Captain Phillips (Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7JptS2VZNg) with $26 million. This movie is a favorite to be at the Oscars this upcoming year and critics have claimed this to be one of Tom Hanks best roles.
Dropping one spot to #3 is Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (Clip: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZG0g-6XiPn8) with $14.2 million. This brings the 3-week total to $78 million. This week the movie was able to match its budget, but seems to be losing its luster at the box office. It should do fairly well in the next few weeks and maybe crack the $100 million mark, but I wouldn’t expect it to go much higher.
Premiering at #4 is Machete Kills (Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQJZQjOu0bA) with $3.7 million. The first movie Machete is a fan favorite, but didn’t do too well at the box office. It looks like this movie just might have the same fate.
Rounding out the top 5 is Runner Runner (Clip ‘I hold the debt’: www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-mVIfMAEQ0) with $3.7 million, bringing the 2-week total to $14.1 million. The movie is no doubt a flop and it appears that the only reason people are going to see it, is because there is very little choices at the box office right now.
There are three big movies set to premiere this week. The remake of a Stephen King classic coming out just in time for Halloween, Carrie; The story of a man lost at sea in All is Lost; a man is hired to try and escape prison but learns that they don’t expect that to happen in Escape Plan; and the limited release of the story two young author’s love s tory in Kill Your Darlings. Carrie might make the top 5 because it’s the only scary movie coming out this month, but I wouldn’t expect the other three to make it.
**all totals are from boxofficemojo.com