Box Office Wrap Up: Gravity pulls down another #1 Weekend
Box office Wrap Up: Oct. 11-13
Great buzz and word of mouth propels the movie Gravity to #1 in their second weekend. What is more impressive that Gravity made 44.62 million – less than a 20% drop off from the opening weekend, and having the highest second weekend in Imax movie history.
What’s the big deal you ask? Well historically any movie that grosses over fifty million on their opening weekend will see a drop off of at least 50% in their second weekend.
the exceptions to this rule are: Avatar (2% second weekend decline), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (7% second weekend decline) and Star Wars: Episode One – The Phantom Menace (20.7% second weekend decline).
So Gravity finds itself amongst good company on breaking the 200 million stratosphere.
Do yourself a favor and read Neil’s review on Gravity then see this beast in Imax.
Captain, My Captain Phillips
Captain Phillips an oscar hopefull cashed in at 26.2 million, from Director Paul Greengrass, this real life pirate story featuring Tom Hanks slightly dissapointed in dollar amounts but earned a 94% score from rotten tomatoes.
Captain Phillips may be the vehicle that Tom Hanks needs to be relevant in the box office again. It has been 7 years since his last big hit The Davinci Code (77.2million) Dont get me started on Cloud Atlas which may be Tom Hanks best film ever.
With Captain Phillips great critical reviews this film should have a strong box office run, Tom Hanks and Captain Phillips should be relevant in the Oscar talks.
Cloudy 2 keeps raining on the box office
Cloudy 2 held strong entering it’s 3rd weekend clocking in at 14.2 million this weekend, earning a estimated 78 million dollars to date.
Cloudy 2 is slight behind it’s predecessor but has a budget that is about 22 million less than Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, and with no family films on the recent horizon; Cloudy 2 should eclipse the first movie.
Machete Kills (or got killed)
Danny Trejo, Charlie Sheen, Mel Gibson, and Lady Gaga star in this grindhouse movie, one would think between that and the inter net buzz this Robert Rodriguez film would hit pay dirt.
Machete Kills absolutely flopped at 3.8 million on a 20 million dollar budget. The original Machete opened at 11.4 million on 10.5 budget. Hopefully this will not signify the end of robert Rodriguez enjoyable grindhouse movies.
Box Office Wrap Up Oct 11-13
1 Gravity $44.27M
2 Captain Phillips $26.00M
3 Cloudy s 2 $14.20M
4 Machete Kills $3.80M
5 Runner Runner $3.73M
6 Prisoners $3.67M
7 Insidious: Chapter 2 $2.65M
8 Rush $2.36M
9 Don Jon $2.34M
10 Baggage Claim $2.08M