“Gravity” is off to a great start in its opening weekend. Box Office Mojo is reporting that it has brought in a total of $55.5 million – the highest opening for an October release. As if that’s not enough, acclaimed director Quentin Tarantino has added it to his list of the best of 2013 – so far, according to an Oct. 5 post from the Quentin Tarantino Archives.
This is “an exclusive gift during the government shutdown,” as the writer puts it. Two critically panned films (“Kick Ass 2” and “The Lone Ranger”) made it on the list, but that shouldn’t come as a surprise to those who know about his 2011 list, which included “The Three Musketeers” and “Red State,” both of which didn’t please all the critics.
Here is Tarantino’s list in alphabetical order:
1. “Afternoon Delight” (Jill Soloway)
2. “Before Midnight” (Richard Linklater)
3. “Blue Jasmine” (Woody Allen)
4. “The Conjuring” (James Wan)
5. “Drinking Buddies” (Joe Swanberg)
6. “Frances Ha” (Noah Baumbach)
7. “Gravity” (Alfonso Cuarón)
8. “Kick Ass 2” (Jeff Wadlow)
9. “The Lone Ranger” (Gore Verbinski)
10. “This is the End” (Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg)
Again, this isn’t the final list, especially since there is still the rest of October and all of November and December left in the year. And these last three months tend to bring out a lot of great films.
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