Weekend Box Office: Gravity Holds Strong To Number One, Machete Gets The Ax

By Scott Gwin 2013-10-13 21:03:17discussion comments
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There was big continued pull on audiences from Alfonso Cuaron's sci-fi thriller Gravity this weekend. After setting a record for the highest October opening last weekend, the movie held on strong, dropping just 20% and maintaining a death grip on the number one spot. Adding $44 million this weekend, it handily crossed the $100 million mark winding up at $123 million domestic and nearing the $200 million level internationally.

Tom Hanks' biopic Captain Phillips debuted with moderate success, banking $26 million against a $55 million budget and taking a distant second place.

One of the least anticipated sequels of the year, Machete Kills, proved its lack of desirability by opening at a weak fourth place with $3.8 million. That opening marks a huge drop from the original Machete's $11 million opening in 2010 and the lowest debut for director Robert Rodriguez.

For the full weekend top ten, check out the chart below:

1.
Gravity    $44,265,000 Total: $123,400,000 LW: 1    
THTRS: 3,660
2.
Captain Phillips *   $26,000,000 Total: $26,000,000 LW: N     
THTRS: 3,020
3.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2    $14,200,000 Total: $78,037,000 LW: 2    
THTRS: 3,874
4.
Machete Kills *   $3,797,000 Total: $3,797,000 LW: N     
THTRS: 2,538
5.
Runner Runner    $3,725,000 Total: $14,114,000 LW: 3    
THTRS: 3,026
6.
Prisoners    $3,665,000 Total: $53,620,000 LW: 4    
THTRS: 2,855
7.
Insidious Chapter 2    $2,650,000 Total: $78,447,000 LW: 8    
THTRS: 2,156
8.
Rush (2013)    $2,364,000 Total: $22,202,000 LW: 5    
THTRS: 2,130
9.
Don Jon    $2,340,000 Total: $20,141,000 LW: 6    
THTRS: 1,996
10.
Baggage Claim    $2,075,000 Total: $18,272,000 LW: 7    
THTRS: 1,320

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