“Gravity” may be flying high as the current box office champ, but can it fend off a bevy of seasonal offerings and future Oscar contenders this weekend?
Director Alfonso Cuarón’s harrowing space survival thriller broke records on opening weekend and, thanks to strong word of mouth, the Sandra Bullock starrer defied expectations over the recent holiday weekend, adding another $43 million to its total and beating out Tom Hanks’ latest “Captain Phillips.” Two weeks after its release and “Gravity” has grossed just over $200 million worldwide. Not bad!
But will “Gravity” be able to stay on top for a third weekend in a row? Maybe.
Oct. 18 will the see the release of six big new releases: Oscar hopefuls “12 Years a Slave,” “The Fifth Estate,” “All Is Lost,” and “Kill Your Darlings,” as well as the Schwarzenegger/Stallone action team-up “Escape Plan” and the horror remake of “Carrie.” It’s a busy weekend at the box office with something for moviegoers of all stripes. And for aRead More »from Can ‘Carrie,’ ’12 Years a Slave,’ ‘The Fifth Estate,’ or ‘Escape Plan’ take down ‘Gravity’ at the box office?