Easily beats out Tom Hanks' Captain Phillips and Machete Kills.
Audiences can't seem to get enough of Gravity. The 3D survivor's tale set in space, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, grossed $44.3 million at the box office this weekend, easily capturing first place for the second week in a row. The film's domestic total has already rocketed passed the $100 million mark and broken October box office records.
In second place, Captain Phillips captured a better-than-expected $26 million. The Somali pirate pic starring Tom Hanks also enjoys strong reviews. Third place went to the animated film Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2, grossing $14.2 million and pushing its total to $78 million.
Machete Kills, the Robert Rodriguez pulp action film with an all-star cast, including Sofia Vergara, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Lady Gaga, bombed in fourth place, with just $3.8 million in ticket sales — the worst opening of Rodriguez's career.
Rounding out the top five were Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck's Runner Runner and Hugh Jackman's Prisoners, which both earned $3.7 million.
This Friday, it's all about Carrie! The modern re-imaginging of Stephen King's horror classic hits theaters on Friday, up against Benedict Cumberbatch in The Fifth Estate and Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave.
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