Gravity, the George Clooney and Sandra Bollock 3D space adventure directed by Alfonso Cuaron, took in a record breaking $55.8 million dollars during last week's opening weekend, shattering the October record according to The Hollywood Reporter. Gravity, which cost a reported $100 million dollars to produce by Warner Bros. studios, also took in a reported $28.4 million dollars in the international market. All total the take for the first three days was a reported $84.2 million dollars. You can view the trailer for the film on YouTube.
It was reported that the audience was mostly over 25 and male according to the analytics gathered about the 90 minute space thriller. Gravity takes place at the international space station after a disaster involving the astronaut's space shuttle occurs. The Hollywood Reporter also notes that a full 80% of movie goers picked the 3D version over the standard 2D version of the film, one of the highest ever splits the industry has ever seen. Alfonso Cuaron may not be a household name such as Steven Spielberg, but you probably have seen one of the more famous films he directed, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, which was released back in 2004.