"Gravity", the George Clooney, Sandra Bullock space misadventure, helped pump life into a rather anemic box office. The film hauled in $56 million and easily captured the number one slot on this week's Top Ten. The closest competition among new fare was "Runner, Runner", with only $7 million.
"Enough Said" was the strongest show. It slipped only three percent off its previous week. It is still in the Top Ten, but just barely, with $5 million. All the other repeat placers are 40-56% down from last week.
"We're The Millers" is finally out of the Top Ten after taking in $145 million. "Parkland" the latest film to feature the assassination of President Kennedy, opened poorly, in 24th place, with only $310,000. "Inequality For All" the socialist propaganda piece is dying a quick death with only $334,000 in two weeks of release.
Tom Hanks is "Captain Phillips" and seeks to give space a run for its money with adventure on the high seas when it opens this Friday. You can catch my review of "Captain Phillips" on this same examiner page.