411's Box Office Report: Gravity Holds Down Carrie For #1 Again
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 10.20.2013
The film gets a third week at top...
Gravity held the top spot at the box office for a third week in a row. Alfonso Cuaron's sci-fi thriller refused to give up its deathgrip on the top spot, claiming #1 with a $31 million gross. That equates to another small drop of only 28% after last week's record-setting 21% drop. The movie set the record last week for the highest October opening weekend gross. The Sandra Bullock/George Clooney film has now grossed $170.6 million domestically and $238.6 million worldwide from a budget of $100 million.
Holding at #2 was Tom Hanks' Captain Phillips, which brought in $17.3 million in its second weekend. The fact-based drama about the Maersk Alabama hijacking in 2009 had an impressive 33% drop form its opening weekend, as last week's A CinemaScore indicated was likely. The film has now made $53.3 million so far domestically and $62.4 million worldwide from a budget of $55 million.
Kimberly Peirce's Carrie remake opened at #3, just a tiny bit being Captain Phillips at $17 million even. The film averaged $5,384 from the 3,157 theaters it opened in and was more or less in line with Sony Pictures' estimate of $18 million for the weekend. That being said, middling reviews and a B- CinemaScore shouldn't do much to help its week-by-week prospects. The film had a budget of $30 million.
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 dropped one spot to #4 in its fourth weekend with $10.1 million. The Sony CGI-animated sequel has a domestic total of $93.1 million and a worldwide total of $124.2 million from a $78 million budget.
Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger's Escape Plan ran into a dead end as it opened at #5 with $9.8 million. That's an average of $3,399 from 2,883 theaters; while the film opened somewhat better than Stallone's Bullet to the Head and Schwarzenegger's The Last Stand earlier this year, it is still a weak opening for the former action heavyweights. On the plus side the movie got a solid B+ CinemaScore and added $14.1 million overseas for a worldwide total of $23.9 million; the budget is estimated at $70 million.
Prisoners stayed steady at #6 in its fifth week, racking up an additional $2.1 million. The crime thriller has now grossed $57.3 million domestically and $91.6 million worldwide on a budget of $46 million.
James Gandolfini's final film Enough Said leapt back into the top ten, rising four spots to #7 with $1.8 million. The film has grossed a total of $10.8 million domestically.
The Wikileaks thriller The Fifth Estate bombed in its opening, finishing at #8 with just $1.7 million and a miserable $969 average from the 1,769 theaters it opened in. The Benedict Cumberbatch-starring film will get average drops at best with a B CinemaScore, and poor overall reviews won't help. The film added $1.6 million overseas for a $3.3 million worldwide gross so far from a budget of $28 million.
Runner Runner was down four spots to #9 in its third weekend. The Ben Affleck/Justin Timberlake-starring crime thriller brought in $1.6 million; it has grossed $17.5 million domestically but done well overseas with a $55 million worldwide gross against a $30 million budget.
Insidious Part 2 was down three to #10 with $1.5 million in its sixth week. The horror sequel has a domestic gross of $80.9 million and a worldwide gross of $118 million from a budget of just $5 million.
The weekend box office tally was $106.2 million, down 17% from last year's take of $129.1 million that was led by Paranormal Activity 4's $29 million opening.
Note: Numbers include Sunday estimates and are three-day estimates. A studio recoups 55% of a film's grosses on average, meaning it needs to approximately double its budget to be profitable during its theatrical run.
BOX OFFICE TOP TEN (Three-Day Numbers)
1. Gravity - $31 million ($170.6 million total)
2. Captain Phillips - $17.3 million ($53.3 million total)
3. Carrie - $17 million ($17 million total)
4. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 - $10.1 million ($93.1 million total)
5. Escape Plan - $9.8 million ($9.8 million total)
6. Prisoners - $2.1 million ($57.3 million total)
7. Enough Said - $1.8 million ($10.8 million total)
8. The Fifth Estate - $1.7 million ($1.7 million total)
9. Runner Runner - $3.7 million ($14.1 million total)
10. Insidious Part 2 - $2.7 million ($78.4 million total)