Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity Breaks October Box Office Record
In the past, October box office sales have typically been dominated by horror flicks and slasher sequels. This year, Alfonso Cuarón’s space thriller Gravity has grossed an estimated $55.6 million in its opening weekend—a new record for an October debut.
The previous record was held by 2011’s Paranormal Activity that grossed around $52.6 million in its opening weekend. This is the highest-earning start for Gravity stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, whose prior records were held by The Heat and Batman & Robin. Other box office contenders this weekend included Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 with $21.2 million and Ben Affleck’s Runner Runner with a disappointing $7.6 million.
Gravity has been praised for it’s remarkable visual effects and cinematography. The critically acclaimed film has already achieved a stellar 98 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and has even been dubbed “The best space film ever done,” by director James Cameron.
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