There was three movies that came out this weekend and they had looked for a chance to take out Gravity, which has been in the #1 spot over the last two weeks. While the movies had decent opening weekends, it wasn’t enough to take down Gravity.
Gravity (Clip ‘Drifiting’: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFQN_iqPTjc) remains in the top spot for the 3rd straight week with $31 million, bringing the 3-week total to $170.5 million. The movie is already the tenth highest movie of the year so far, and with the fact that the movie won’t really get any competition to November, it might be able to move up the chart.
Coming in at #2 for the second straight week is Captain Phillips (Clip ‘Pirates Attack’: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EW0B1DAaBJs) with $17.3 million. This brings the 2-week total to $53.3 million. The movie is just shy of it’s $55 million budget and will look to top that next week.
Premiering at #3 and just miss beating Captain Phillips is Carrie (Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSn7JyijA8k) with $17 million. This remake of the 1976 classic with the same name is pretty much the only scary movie coming out this month, which might help it in the next two weeks with Halloween coming up.
Coming in at #4 is Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (Clip ‘Singing with Pickles’: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsKOzo34D9U) with $10.1 million, bringing the 4-week total to $93.1 million. This movie is the 4th highest cartoon movie of the year and probably will be able to take over 3rd place from Epic.
Rounding out the top 5 is the premiere of Escape Plan (Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CI4EjV_x_PQ) with $9.8 million. This action packed film stars two big names in action films and looks to be able to draw in a crowd. It’s unlikely to last very long, but was able to give a good start.
There are two movies set to premiere this week. The story of a lawyer who is in over his head with drug lords in The Counselor; the latest slap stick movie from Johnny Knoxville in Bad Grandpa. I doubt either movie will take the top spot, but they both might find their way into the top 5, especially with the slow month of movies.
**all totals are from boxofficemojo.com