'Gravity' Stays Strong With $31M as 'Carrie', 'Escape Plan' and 'Fifth Estate' Tank on Box Office

Sandra Bullock, George Clooney

The George Clooney and Sandra Bullock starrer continues its domination on the chart while the horror remake can't live up to its expectation and the other new releases fall flat.
"Gravity" extends its reign on North American box office for another week. The movie firmly holds the top spot for three consecutive weeks with an additional $31 million (down only 28%). It joins "Lee Daniels' The Butler" and "Fast and Furious 6" becoming the third film to top the list for three weeks in a row.

With Oscar buzz and positive word of mouth, the film starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock added another solid $33.5 million outside the pond, amassing $114.2 million from its foreign ticket sales. It raked in a worldwide total of $284.8 million after just 17 days, with its domestic cume crossing an impressive $170.6 million.

The biggest debut this week is "Carrie". A remake of classic Halloween horror about telekinetic girl enters the chart at the third place with approximately $17 million, falling short of taking the second place from "Captain Phillips" which finished its second weekend with approximately $17.3 million.

The $30M-budgeted pic pairing Chloe Moretz and Julianne Moore was initially projected to make a $20M debut. "While, of course, we would have liked more, 'Carrie' was made for a budget and certainly played within our expectations," said Sony president of worldwide distribution Rory Bruer.

"Escape Plan" flops at the fifth place with an estimated $9.8 million in its debut weekend, behind "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" which secures the fourth position with approximately $10.1M. The prison-set film led by Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger received "B+" CinemaScore.

Disney-DreamWorks' WikiLeaks drama "The Fifth Estate" directed by Bill Condon debuts at No. 8 with underwhelming $1.7M. "We're certainly disappointed by the results," Disney distribution head Dave Hollis said of the Benedict Cumbebatch starrer, "and we're still trying to figure out the 'whys'."
  1. "Gravity" - $31 million
  2. "Captain Phillips" - $17.3 million
  3. "Carrie" - $17 million
  4. "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" - $10.1 milllion
  5. "Escape Plan" - $9.8 million
  6. "Prisoners" - $2 million
  7. "Enough Said" - $1.8 million
  8. "The Fifth Estate" - $1.7 million
  9. "Runner, Runner" - $1.6 million
  10. "Insidious Chapter 2" - $1.5 million

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