Warner Bros. Pictures' GRAVITY Has Fast Climb to $100 Million Worldwide
GRAVITY, Warner Bros
It was number one at the US box office this weekend, and now Variety has confirmed that Gravity is coming to China, according to the Beijing News. The film has JUST received approval from the Film Bureau which must approve the screening of foreign films in the nation, and because of an annual quota, it was believed the film was far from a lock.
Kwan Vandenberg noted, "'Gravity' is a riveting and relatable human drama that has struck a chord with moviegoers in countries around the globe. We are excited by these numbers and know this is just the beginning, with much-anticipated openings coming up in major markets such as the UK, France, Japan, Korea, Brazil and Mexico."
Sue Kroll, Warner Bros. Pictures President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, said, "The buzz on 'Gravity' began building when we unveiled the film at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals. Critical raves and screening audience reactions reinforced what we already knew-that the combination of thrilling drama, breathtaking visuals, and powerful performances made this a film that had to be experienced on the big screen." President of Worldwide Production Greg Silverman added, "Sue and I join everyone at Warner Bros. in congratulating Alfonso Cuarón, producer David Heyman, screenwriter Jonás Cuarón, Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, and all the other talented artists who worked to make 'Gravity' an unequivocal cinematic achievement."
Academy Award winners Sandra Bullock ("The Blind Side") and George Clooney ("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").