‘Gravity’ set for third consecutive box office win

October 19th, 2013 - Graham Eley

Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Gravity’ grossed $9m on Friday for another outstanding start to the weekend at the North American box office.  With a week-on-week fall of just 28%, the sci-fi drama is continuing to develop some serious momentum ahead of the awards season.  It should exceed $30m over the three days but seems unlikely to hit the surprisingly high $35m predictions of some market analysts.

 

Kimberly Peirce’s horror remake ‘Carrie’, starring Chloë Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore, arrived on a slightly disappointing $6.6m.  After factoring in the usual front loading for the horror genre, it will finish the weekend in line with Sony’s $18m forecasts but less than the $20m+ market expectations.

 

Paul Greengrass’ ‘Captain Phillps’ is well placed for a decent second weekend hold.  The Somali pirates thriller earned a further $5.1m on Friday – a 40% drop – and could challenge ‘Carrie’ for second place.

 

Things could have been worse for the opening of Summit’s Sylvester Stallone/Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle, ‘Escape Plan’.  Its $3.3m Friday tally was equal to the market’s overall gloomy predictions but some analysts doubted whether it would even hit the $3m mark.  The ‘R’ rated action thriller should continue to perform at the same rate throughout the weekend.

 

It was an unmitigated disaster of the first order for Bill Condon’s WikiLeaks’ drama, ‘The Fifth Estate’, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange.  Debuting in 1,769 theatres, it could only muster a truly abysmal $587k on Friday and faces box office oblivion over the weekend.  Perhaps ongoing political sagas should be left to documentaries.cialis price in usa cialis use as needed generic cialis at walmart cialis 200mg price generic cialis pictures cialis 10mg coupon cialis online overnight shipping

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