The new blockbuster, “Gravity” has brought in a whopping $55.6 million at the box office. The space thriller was mostly advertised by word of mouth and boy, did people talk! Holding the best October opening ever, “Gravity” is not only the October record holder but it has delivered the largest market share in 3D film creations. “Gravity” even topped James Cameron’s “Avatar.”
Animation was on the list for favorites this weekend too. “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” came in close with second place, grossing $60 million this far. “Cloudy 2” seems to have leveled off after two weeks, coming in with approximately the same as its predecessor did after two weeks of running time, even though it had a huge opening weekend.
“Runner Runner” captured third place with $7.6 million in box office sales. There was nothing unique about this thriller that starred Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake and it showed in the theater release with a tally of 3,000+. “Runner Runner” should appear on DVD soon for those who are interested in seeing the film.
“Prisoners” came in at number four with $5.7 million and some change. The dramatic thriller starring Hugh Jackman topped its $46 million budget, but not by much. “Prisoners” had an opening of $47 million total.
Universal expected more out of “Rush,” than the $4.4 million it made in opening. The film pushed its way into the top three when it went wide, although it is a big disappointment to the big name production company. The budget for “Rush” was $38 million and it is going to be a miracle if the film makes the budget. If it exceeds the money spent, it won’t be by much.
“Don Jon” was Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s debut and while it did well in the opening weekend, it has tapered off since. “Don Jon” fell 52% in the theaters for the second weekend and only earned $4.16 million. “Don Jon” has brought in $16 million thus far.
The romantic comedy, “Baggage Claim” takes the number seven slot of hit films. With $4.12 million for this weekend, it has dropped by over 50% from its opening and has made it to $15.2 million total.
The second weekend brought “Insidious Chapter 2” another $3.8 million, which brings the total for the film up to $74 million. “Insidious Chapter 2” stayed under budget during filming and cost $5 million to create. Not too bad for a profit.
The number nine slot was taken by “Pulling Strings,” that earned $2.5 million for the weekend. The romantic comedy was only shown on 387 screens total and is Lionsgate’s Pantelion’s second film in 2013.
“Instructions Not Included” was the second Pantelion film this year and its release has proven it to be the highest grossing Spanish film in the U.S. Even though the first film released under the Pantelion name, “Pulling Strings,” will not begin to come close to the pull that “Instructions Not Included” has had, it came in second behind, “Gravity” for the best per-screen average.
James Gandolfini’s last film, “Enough Said,” jumped into the number 10 slot by bringing in $2.1 million this weekend for the indie comedy. The reviews on this film has boosted viewer attendance and so far the film has grossed $5 million after three weeks of screen time.