BOX OFFICE: GRAVITY Soars To $400M Worldwide As ENDER'S GAME Crashes And Burns With $28M

BOX OFFICE: GRAVITY Soars To $400M Worldwide As ENDER'S GAME Crashes And Burns With $28M

With critics calling it the best movie of 2013, it should come as no surprise to learn that Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity (which still hasn't opened in many countries) has now earned an amazing $400 million worldwide! Ender's Game meanwhile has opened in North America with an underwhelming $28 million.

Arguably exceeding everyone's expectations, Gravity has now become the biggest live-action October release of all-time at the worldwide box office. After taking a whopping $219.2 million in North America and £207.5 million overseas (where it has yet to open in key territories such as the UK), it now has a cume of over $400 million. Starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, the Alfonso Cuaron helmed movie took an additional $13.1 million domestically this weekend. However, while it now sits at #5, Ender's Game - the #1 movie in North America this weekend - took only a paltry $9.9 million on Friday for a projected three-day total of $28 million. Hardly a great start for a new franchise, and with Thor: The Dark World and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on the horizon, don't expect to hear much more about this one. What did you watch this weekend?

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Ramiel - 11/3/2013, 2:37 PM
Gravity was great.
Bl00dwerK - 11/3/2013, 2:37 PM
Ender's Game. LOL!
MrSundayMovies - 11/3/2013, 2:37 PM
I honestly thought Ender's Game would do better.
Tymminator - 11/3/2013, 2:39 PM
Gravity is actually my favorite movie this year, this is no surprise for me.
GinjaNinja - 11/3/2013, 2:40 PM
thing about enders game is nobody really wants to watch a movie with a teen star.
Mike89 - 11/3/2013, 2:40 PM
Gravity was Amazing! Well deserved.
Wildaniel - 11/3/2013, 2:41 PM
I just cant wait until Friday when Thor is finally released in the USA, I got my outfit ready to wear at the theaters, lol.
ALegendaryPanda - 11/3/2013, 2:42 PM
Gravity was one of my favorites this year! Gonna see Ender's game later today
ALmazing - 11/3/2013, 2:47 PM
Surprising, Ender's Game did better than projected.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 11/3/2013, 2:48 PM
Gravity was good at best. Only worth it for the visuals, the story and characters were weak.

Ender's Game can go [frick] itself

Thor 2 ftw
Enphlieuwince - 11/3/2013, 2:48 PM
Somebody believed Ender's Game wouldn't flop???

*tries to keep composure*

Nick56 - 11/3/2013, 2:50 PM
not surprised, enders game looked incredibly meh
SuperSam - 11/3/2013, 2:55 PM
Gravity is one of the best movies of the year.

Sandra Bullock has some amazing legs.

ObiRahnKenobi - 11/3/2013, 2:59 PM
Gravity was amazing. I just went and saw Ender's Game yesterday and it was surprisingly really good. The trailer certainly doesn't do the film any justice.
BaneSmash - 11/3/2013, 3:04 PM
Enders Game was good.
SuperCat - 11/3/2013, 3:08 PM
Damn Is "Gravity" that good?

Amazing512 - 11/3/2013, 3:12 PM
Gravity was great but right now I couldn't be anymore excited for Thor!
SaxoWolf - 11/3/2013, 3:14 PM
Gravity is a great movie.
Prime - 11/3/2013, 3:15 PM
Good movie.
WarnerBrother - 11/3/2013, 3:16 PM
Who cares what Thor makes overseas? Frickin Battleship and Pacific Rim made bank internationally and sucked in America. Thor will be lucky if it does the same business Gravity's doing in the states.
InfiniteMonkey - 11/3/2013, 3:17 PM
Well done for Gravity.

Thor is coming in and going to pound the shite out of the competition.
patrat18 - 11/3/2013, 3:20 PM
Even if Thor passes Gravity, it will still be a better movie.
113 - 11/3/2013, 3:20 PM
There was no demand to see Ender's Game made into a movie franchise - yet. This is what happens when studios jump the gun. I'm sure it could have been successful if made in 4-5 years.
thewonderer - 11/3/2013, 3:21 PM
Enders game is actually a pretty great movie

I'm betting the haters didn't even see it.
HorrorPilot - 11/3/2013, 3:24 PM
Crashes and burns? Really? Number 1 at the Box Office after 1 weekend and you think it's tanked? Someone needs a reality check, or maybe a boycott check?
DefcoN - 11/3/2013, 3:29 PM
Non CBM of the year. Nuff said.
MightyZeus - 11/3/2013, 3:30 PM
Gravity was amazing.

Ender's Game was boring.
TheRebellion - 11/3/2013, 3:30 PM
Glad to see a movie like Gravity get the praise and success it deserves since Hollywood spits out the same bull crap all year long.
thewonderer - 11/3/2013, 3:37 PM
Rougepilot nailed it.

This is far from a crash and burn. This is actually a pretty good number assuming numbers hold. Of course, Thor will be an issue. Still, this could be a success.

Article title: beyond stupid.
ALF9001 - 11/3/2013, 3:38 PM
Yeah, I wont be surprised of Enders Game flops. Overseas the film has 0 advertisement and it comes out in December 6th, so it has 1 week till the hobbit comes and takes the big $
AGoodHonestMan - 11/3/2013, 3:42 PM
Gravity is fantastic! I was talked into seeing it with a bunch of my friends and was glad I did so.

Sucks for Ender's Game. I think Orson Scott Card's personal views on things may have turn people that were on the fence away.
fettastic - 11/3/2013, 3:44 PM
I saw Free Birds with my 3-year-old. It was cute.

I never had any interest in seeing Ender's Game.

" it's The Last Airbender in Space? No thanks."
l0rdleg0las - 11/3/2013, 3:52 PM
If I hadn't read the Ender books I would have liked it. Too short. Best parts of book and characters were glossed over and some of the editing left for confusing moments to non readers.
Kyos - 11/3/2013, 3:52 PM
Gravity will likely end up being my favourite movie this year!
Enphlieuwince - 11/3/2013, 4:00 PM
@Desrow, I don't think Josh as that type of influence. You don't think Thor is going to get moviegoers over Ender's Game if it came down it?
BritishMonkey - 11/3/2013, 4:02 PM
Ender's Game ended before it started. Ha!
marvel72 - 11/3/2013, 4:04 PM
i watched gravity on download & i must say its film of the year for me,i will catch it in the cinema when its finally released in the uk.
SkywayTraffic - 11/3/2013, 4:06 PM
For real?! Gravity was indie hipster trash and I tried to go see Ender's Game twice this weekend and it was sold out both times. I don't buy this at all. Somebody is [frick]ing with me.
ATrueHero1987 - 11/3/2013, 4:06 PM
@marvel72 you should also see it in 3D, it's great!
Dandy - 11/3/2013, 4:11 PM
I wouldn't say it "crashed and burned", it still managed to be the #1 at the Box office this week and with a budget of only $110 million, it will make that back pretty easy at the worldwide box office.

Also you people remember when you jumped the gun and said The Wolverine and Pacific Rim were flops?

Look at the cost of the film first, because this one could very easily turn a profit still, even with heavy hitters like Hunger Games and Thor coming out.
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