Box Office: ‘Gravity’ Returns With Big Bucks While ‘Captain Phillips’ Debuts Strong

By Will Ashton


Returning into the number one spot, Gravity was able to pull in $44 million on its second weekend. Meanwhile, Captain Phillips, in its debut weekend, was able to come in strong in second with $26 million.

This box office brings Gravity‘s total to $123.4 million. With a budget of $100 million, it looks like the movie is in a good place right now. Meanwhile, with a budget of $55, Captain Phillips should be able to do well in its run.

Not as fortune was Machete Kills, which also opened this weekend to just $3.7 million. Ouch. I don’t think the budget for it was that much, but I’m sure they would love to have some more. That was half of the $8 million it was expected to gather, and only a third of what the original opened with. I guess they may not be able to get that Machete Kills….In Space after all.

Coming out next weekend is the Carrie remake, The Fifth Estate, 12 Years a Slave, Escape Plan, All is Lost and Kill Your Darlings. Some pretty exciting titles, but I’m not sure how much change they’ll bring in. I figure the Carrie remake will be taking it, but we’ll have to see.

Check out the full box office below:

1.  Gravity $44,265,000 $123.4
2.  Captain Phillips $26,000,000 $26
3.  Cloudy With a Chance 2 $14,200,000 $78
4.  Machete Kills $3,797,000 $3.7
5.  Runner Runner $3,725,000 $14.1
6.  Prisoners $3,665,000 $14.6
7.  Insidious Chapter 2 $2,650,000 $78.4
8.  Rush $2,400,000 $22.2
9.  Don Jon $2,340,000 $20.1
10.  Baggage Claim $2,075,000 $18.2

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