Space Epic GRAVITY Expected to Bring in $45-50 Million at Weekend Box Office
Sci-fi space epic GRAVITY is set to soar towards a $45-50 million debut at the weekend box office, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The film, helmed by Alfonso Cuaron, earned $3.8 million in select markets last night, with big business expected to come in on Imax and 3D screens. Should it hit the $50 million mark, GRAVITY would become one of October's highest grossing film debuts ever.
BWW will bring you updated box office numbers on Sunday morning, or as soon as they're made available.
Academy Award winners Sandra Bullock ("The Blind Side," "The Proposal") and George Clooney ("Up in the Air," "Syriana") star in "Gravity," a heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space. The film was directed by Oscar nominee Alfonso Cuarón ("Children of Men").
Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney) in command of his last Flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone-tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness.
The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth...and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left.
But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.
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