“Gravity” continued to soar at the box office this weekend, coming in first again with very little drop-off in gross from last weekend. Alfonso Cuaron’s thriller set in space has thrilled critics and moviegoers alike, resulting in what has so far been a successful box office run; in its second weekend of release it still grossed $44.2 million, despite strong new competition.
Some of that competition came from another well-received potential Oscar frontrunner, “Captain Phillips”. This film is also a thriller, except it’s based on a true story and set at sea, with Tom Hanks playing the titular captain whose ship is taken over by Somali pirates. While it wasn’t enough for it to come close to defeating “Gravity”, good word of mouth still helped “Captain Phillips” debut in second place with $26 million.
“Machete Kills” was the only other new movie released nationwide this weekend. Robert Rodriguez’s sequel to his grindhouse-inspired action flick “Machete” bombed big time, debuting with only $3.79 million and to mostly negative reviews.
The complete list of the top 12 movies at the box office this weekend is below. Click the links to read my full review of each film.
- “Gravity”: $44.2 million
- “Captain Phillips”: $26 million
- “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”: $14.2 million
- “Machete Kills”: $3.79 million
- “Runner Runner”: $3.72 million
- “Prisoners”: $3.6 million
- “Insidious Chapter 2”: $2.6 million
- “Rush”: $2.36 million
- “Don Jon”: $2.34 million
- “Baggage Claim”: $2.07 million
- “Enough Said”: $1.9 million
- “Pulling Strings”: $1.1 million
Check out showtimes for these movies and more at the following St. Louis-area theaters.
- Wehrenberg Theatres
- AMC Theatres
- Regal Movie Theatres
- Galleria 6
- Chase Park Plaza
- Granite City
- Moolah Theatre
- Hi-Pointe Theatre
- St. Andrews Cinema
- Plaza Frontenac Cinema
- Tivoli Theatre
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