Box Office: Gravity Soars to $55.6 Million

Box Office: Gravity Soars to $55.6 Million

Justin Timberlake's Runner Runner flops.

Published October 7, 2013

The first big hit of the fall box office flew into town this weekend. Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, earned an astounding $55.6 million at the box office, making it the top October opening of all time and a career-best box office for each of its A-list stars.

With a $24 million overseas take, the Alfonso Cuaron-directed drama had a worldwide box office of $83 million. Gravity, in which Bullock and Clooney play astronauts left floating in space after their shuttle is damaged, is also a top contender for awards season. The film cost $100 million to produce and took years to concieve, but has already proven that it will have been worth the time and expense.

Runner Runner, the high-stakes poker drama starring Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake, may not be able to say the same. The film was a certified flop, grossing just $7.6 million over the three-day weekend. The film, which also stars Anthony Mackie, couldn't perform despite it's star-powered cast and Leonardo DiCaprio as producer. 

Next week, Robert Rodriguez's Machete Kills goes up against Tom Hanks' Somali pirate thriller Captain Phillips.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz

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