The pull of ‘Gravity’ was more powerful than ‘Carrie’ and her telekinesis as the space drama won the domestic weekend box office for a third consecutive weekend, according to industry figures released Monday.
‘Gravity’ starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney earned $30 million in its third weekend for total ticket sales of $169.5 million since opening Oct. 4.
Ship hijacking thriller ‘Captain Phillips’ starring Tom Hanks stayed anchored at No. 2 in its second weekend, earning $16.4 million for a total of $52.4 million since opening Oct. 11.
‘Carrie,’ an updated remake of the 1976 film based on the Stephen King novel, debuted at No. 3 with $16.1 million in ticket sales.
Prison action film ‘Escape Plan’ starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger opened at No. 4 with $9.8 million in ticket sales.
Animated family sequel ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2’ fell two spots to No. 5 in its fourth weekend, earning $9.6 million for a total of $92.7 million since opening Sept. 27.
WikiLeaks drama ‘The Fifth Estate’ debuted at No. 8 with only $1.7 million in ticket sales.
FRIDAY’S NATIONWIDE FILM RELEASES
- A lawyer is involved in drug trafficking in R-rated crime drama ‘The Counselor’ starring Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz and Brad Pitt. Directed by Ridley Scott (‘Prometheus,’ ‘Gladiator’) and written by Cormac McCarthy (‘No Country for Old Men’). Watch the official trailer here.
- The 86-year-old Irving Zisman goes on a hidden-camera road trip with his 8-year-old grandson in R-rated comedy ‘Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa’ starring Johnny Knoxville. Watch the official trailer here.
TUESDAY’S DVD/BLU-RAY RELEASES
- A man questions the decisions of his life in R-rated romantic drama ‘Before Midnight’ starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. It's one of the best-reviewed movies of 2013 with an impressive 98 percent of critics giving the film a thumbs-up, according to movie review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes.
- A family in Rhode Island is terrorized by supernatural evil in R-rated thriller ‘The Conjuring,’ the No. 1 horror movie of 2013.
- Two salesmen compete for jobs at Google against younger, more tech-savvy hopefuls in formulaic comedy ‘The Internship’ starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. Rated PG-13.
- A shy teen comes of age during a summer vacation in charming romantic comedy ‘The Way, Way Back’ starring Steve Carell and Toni Collette. Rated PG-13.