Sandra Bullock and George Clooney’s 3D space adventure maintained its lead for a second consecutive week and looking at what is has for competition, I’d be ready to bet we’ll see Gravity score a hat trick with the results from the next weekend.
After $28.4 million last time and now $28.5 million, Gravity is at $68.3 million after less then 2 weeks in theaters internationally. The sci-fi thriller is now up to 38 markets on 5785 screens with loads more territories left to open the flick in the coming weeks. So my $200+ million prediction still stands for the movie’s international take. Worldwide, as you might already tell from the title, Gravity sits at over $200 million, $200.8 million to be more exact. That’s already more than twice what Warner Bros. spent on it ($100 million). By the time it leaves theaters Gravity will have at the very least five times what it cost to make. Fantastic flick like this bringing in so much money, always great news in this business.
Another movie that brought in a lot of money is Stalingrad, an expensive historical Russian pic that set a new record in its native country. Stalingrad grossed $17.3 million on its opening weekend, of which $16.1 million came from Russia. That’s the biggest opening ever for a local movie in Russia. Now Stalingrad actually needs this sort of success since this first ever completely 3D produced Russian epic cost $30 million to make. There is no US release date yet for the flick.
Despicable Me 2 is back with $11 million for 3rd place thanks to a strong opening in Italy. Now at $522.9 million internationally and $886 million worldwide, Despicable Me 2 is the 6th highest grossing animation of all time worldwide and 30th overall.
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 made $9.2 million for $21.5 million internationally and $103 million worldwide. Meanwhile Prisoners rounds out the top 5 with $8.6 million. That’s $24 million internationally and $78.8 million worldwide for the thriller.