Gravity held onto the top spot at the box office this weekend, despite an impressive showing from Captain Phillips in its opening weekend.
Gravity, the new Alfonso Cuaron movie about an astronaut stranded in space, set a new record for an October opening at the box office this weekend, raking in a whopping $55.6 million. It's also the biggest debut for stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, Box Office Mojo reports.
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 ruled the weekend box office grossing $35 million according to Box Office Mojo. The animated flick was a follow-up to the 2009 film that grossed over $243 million worldwide.
Last week's victor, Prisoners, fell to the second spot bringing in $11.3 million. Rush, starring Chris Hemsworth and Olivia Wilde, followed with $10.3 million.
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Coming in at No. 4 and No. 5 were new movies Baggage Claim andDon Jon with $9.3 million and $9 million, respectively.
The Hugh Jackman/Jake Gyllenhaal thriller Prisoners won the box office in its debut weekend, bringing in $21.4 million, Box Office Mojo reports.
Insidious: Chapter 2 frightened off the competition at the box office this weekend, taking the No. 1 spot with $41 million in ticket sales. The sequel earned three times as much as the original movie in its opening weekend, according to Box Office Mojo. It's the second-highest September opening, behind last year's Hotel Transylvania.
The Robert De Niro/Michelle Pfeiffer mob comedy The Family opened in second place with $14.5 million.
Sci-fi sequel Riddick took the top spot at the box office, bringing in $18.7 million in its opening weekend, Box Office Mojo reports.
One Direction sang and danced their way to the top spot at the box office over the three-day holiday weekend, unseating The Butler, which had occupied the No. 1 slot for the past two weeks.
Lee Daniels' biopic The Butler retained the top spot at the box office this weekend with $17 million in earnings, a 30 percent dropoff from its opening weekend, Box Office Mojo reports. We're the Millers also held strong at the No. 2 spot, bringing in $13.5 million in its third week.
Lee Daniels' The Butler, starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, handily won the box office over the weekend, taking in $25 million. It performed the best out of all the new releases this weekend, while Jobs bombed and gave star Ashton Kutcherone of his worst opening weekends ever, Box Office Mojo reports.
Elysium, the new sci-fi movie starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, nabbed the top spot at the box office over the weekend, bringing in $30.4 million, Box Office Mojo reports. Still, the total was less than recent sci-fi debuts Pacific Rim and Oblivion, and also fell short of director Neill Blomkamp's previous release, 2009's District 9.
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