BOX OFFICE: Alfonso Cuaron's GRAVITY Soars With An Impressive Opening Of $55 Million
Exceeding pretty much everyone's expectations, Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity looks set to earn an impressive total of $55 million this weekend making the movie a surprise hit! Read on for further details.
Deadline reports that Gravity looks set to earn a whopping $55 million at the North American box office this weekend. The movie - which stars George Clooney and Sandra Bullock as two astronaut's lost in space - has been given an impressive 'A-' CinemaScore from moviegoers and is already generating some serious Oscar buzz. For that reason, the studio is predicting long legs for this release. After taking $17.5 million on Friday (including $1.4 million for Thursday 10pm late shows and Friday midnights), Gravity gained a massive boost of 35% on Saturday to earn $23.5 million. It's now predicted that the movie will finish with a total of $55 million; a figure helped by the more expensive 3D and IMAX tickets. It's believed that the budget for Gravity is between $80 million and $120 million. Did you guys decide to check out the movie this weekend?
[Sandra] Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky [George Clooney] in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone–tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth…and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.
Sandra Bullock as Ryan Stone
George Clooney as Matt Kowalsky
RELEASE DATE: Out Now!
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