Gravity Wins Box Office for Third Straight Weekend, The Fifth Estate Bombs

Posted on October 21, 2013

Gravity continued its reign at the box office this weekend. Gravity made another $30 million to bring its total gross to $169 million. The film has topped the box office for three consecutive weekends. It was followed by Captain Phillips, which made $16 million during its second weekend in theaters.

Carrie, starring Chloe Moretz, did not have a great opening weekend. It made $16 million with an average of $5,100 per theater. Carrie was followed by Escape Plan, a thriller starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, which opened with a $10 million weekend. Escape Plan was followed by Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, Prisoners and Enough Said.

The FIfth Estate, a movie about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, staring Benedict Cumberbatch as Assange, was a bomb. It had one of the worst openings of any film this year. The film made just $1.67 million and had a very lower per theater average of just $946 per theater. Most critics say Cumberbatch did a great job, so he isn't to blame for the lack of interest in the film.

You can find the complete box office report here.

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