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10/14/2013 (2 years ago)

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'Captain Phillips' debuts at Number Two; grindhouse parody 'Machete Kills' at Number Four

High audience satisfaction for the outer space thriller "Gravity" kept it at the top spot at the nation's box offices this past weekend. "Captain Phillips" debuted at the Number Two spot, while the wily, ironic grindhouse parody "Machete Kills" opened at Number Four.

'Gravity,' in spite of being released last week commanded the nation's box offices. The 3-D space film pulled in a substantial $44.2 million, bring its cumulative earnings to a total of $123.4 million, well over the $100 million mark in just ten days.

"Gravity," in spite of being released last week commanded the nation's box offices. The 3-D space film pulled in a substantial $44.2 million, bring its cumulative earnings to a total of $123.4 million, well over the $100 million mark in just ten days.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

10/14/2013 (2 years ago)

Published in Movies

Keywords: Gravity, box office, George Clooney, Sandra Bullock


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Most interestingly, the family animated comedy "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" released late last month, came in at number three with a solid $14.2 million.

"Gravity," in spite of being released last week commanded the nation's box offices. The 3-D space film pulled in a substantial $44.2 million, bring its cumulative earnings to a total of $123.4 million, well over the $100 million mark in just ten days. "Gravity" debuted to a record breaking $55.6 million last weekend. The film's success suggests that ticket-buying audiences are willing to shell out a little extra for 3-D or IMAX showings.

Science-fiction luminary James Cameron has called "Gravity" the best space film ever made. The director of "Avatar" director heaped high praise on the thriller, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as a pair of astronauts who become separated from their craft during a routine mission.

"I was stunned, absolutely floored. I think it's the best space photography ever done, I think it's the best space film ever done, and it's the movie I've been hungry to see for an awful long time," Variety quotes Cameron as saying.
 
"What is interesting is the human dimension. (Director) Alfonso and Sandra working together to create an absolutely seamless portrayal of a woman fighting for her life in zero gravity."

The Tom Hanks-starring "Captain Phillips" debuted in second place with a promising $22.6 million. There is serious Oscar buzz surrounding the film. Hanks' performance as the real-life Captain Richard Phillips has been critically lauded and acclaimed. "Machete Kills" disappointed greatly in the number four spot, only earning about $3.79 million, which is lousy for an opening weekend.

The Top Ten for this past weekend went like this:

1. "Gravity"
2. "Captain Phillips"
3. "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2"
4. "Machete Kills"
5. "Runner Runner"
6. "Prisoners"
7. "Insidious: Chapter 2"
8. "Rush"
9. "Don Jon"
10. "Baggage Claim"

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