Gravity remained at #1 on this week's box office chart. It took in just over 30 million in it's third week, for U.S. total of 170 million combining it with 114 million overseas for a total of 284 on a budget of 110 million. And it hasn't even been out for a whole month yet!! Captain Phillips barely edged out Carrie for the #2 spot, both taking in just over 16 million. The budget for Carrie is 30 million so in just one weekend, it's made back half of the production budget. No international numbers for Carrie yet, not sure if this is the type of movie that will do well overseas. Sly and Ahnold's "Escape Plan" opened at #4 with almost nine million in revenue, but on a 50 million budget, things aren't looking good. International box office will probably save it though. The Fifth Estate was silenced at the box office, debuting at #8 with less than 2 million in revenue, with less than $1,000 per theatre average. With a budget of 28 million, this one looks to be a pretty big loser at the box office. (28 million budget??? ) The only other thing that stands out to me on this week's chart is the debut of 12 Years A Slave at #16 in only 19 theatres....where it took in $48,617 per theatre! HUMONGOUS!! The next closest per theatre average in the top twenty is Gravity at $7,861.
Very few new releases this week. I'll definitely be watching "The Square". "Spinning Plates" looks like a well-made movie, but probably not my thing. Thanks to Brian for being the only person who read my previous weekly box office/new release post.
October 25th - Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa - Comedy with Johnny Knoxville and Steve-O
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October 25th - The Counselor - Dramatic thriller with Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz, Rosie Perez, Goran Visnjic and John Leguizamo
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October 25 - The Square – Documentary. From imdb.com: “A group of Egyptian revolutionaries battle leaders and regimes, risking their lives to build a new society of conscience.”
October 25 - Spinning Plates – Documentary. From imdb.com: “A documentary about three unique restaurants and their respective owners.”
October 25 - Blue is the Warmest Color – French romantic drama. From imdb.com: “Adele's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself, finds herself.”
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