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Box Office Weekend: Oct 18-20, Gravity Still Orbits First Place

  • Monday, 21 October 2013 15:01
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The third week since its release and "Gravity" still claims the number one spot, easily beating the three new releases this week and grabbing another $31 million. Gravity has earned $170.6 million, which ranks tenth in movie releases for 2013.

The first new release this week "Carrie" a horror movie released in October, could only scare up an estimated $17 million and came in at number three. It seems remakes are not high on the list for moviegoers, even in the month of horror enthusiasm.

Next up is "Escape Plan" featuring action stars Sylvester Stallone (Bullet to the Head) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Last Stand). The two-star action film could only muster up an estimated $9.8 million for its opening weekend.

The worst of the three newcomers "The Fifth Estate" came in last, not even making the Top Five, hitting number eight with an estimated 1.7 million, making it the worst opening for a film in over 1,500 theaters this year.

TOP 5 BOX OFFICE FILMS

Opening Soon:

Ender's Game  - In the near future, a hostile alien race called the Formics have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Hyrum Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young minds to find the future Mazer.

Free Birds  - In this hilarious, adventurous buddy comedy for audiences of all ages, directed by Jimmy Hayward ("Horton Hears a Who!"), two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history - and get turkey off the Thanksgiving menu for good.

Last Vegas - Starring four legends like you've never seen them before, "Last Vegas" tells the story of Billy, Paddy, Archie and Sam (played by Academy-Award winners Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline), best friends since childhood.

Man of Tai Chi - Set in modern Beijing, "Man of Tai Chi" marks Keanu Reeves' directorial debut. The film, also starring Reeves, follows the spiritual journey of a young martial artist (played by Tiger Chen) whose unparalleled Tai Chi skills land him in a highly lucrative underworld fight club. As the fights intensify, so does his will to survive.

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