Weekend Box Office Report: 'Gravity' and 'Captain Phillips' Continue to Conquer

Gravity

As one might expect, on a weekend where the new releases are largely mediocre, the stellar releases of previous weeks will have no problem keeping their places at the top of the charts.

Once again, Gravity won the day, this time with earnings of $31 million and an astronomical (ha) total of $170.5 million. Captain Phillips also retained its spot on the charts, earning another $17.3 million for a sum of $53.3 million so far.

The first of the new releases, Carrie, came in at third-highest earnings with $17 million. The astute reader will notice that this is quite a bit lower than the film’s predicted gross; this is, unfortunately, a common theme for this weekend’s new releases. It was chased by Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, which pulled in $10.1 million to add to its total of $93.1 million.

Another of the new releases, Escape Plan pulled in the weekend’s fifth-highest earnings, $9.8 million. The Fifth Estate placed quite a bit lower, with a somewhat pitiful gross of $1.7 million.

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