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Gravity Rises to $500 million World Wide Box Office - Variety Article

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Post by LornaDoone on Sun 17 Nov 2013, 03:03

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November 16, 2013 | 12:37PM PT
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Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity” is expected to cross the $500 million mark globally on Saturday, becoming one of the most successful sci-fi movies of all-time and the biggest box office hit of both Sandra Bullock and George Clooney’s careers.

The 3D sci-fi smash, which is being tipped for a run at the Oscars, has earned a boffo $235.9 million domestically and over $261 million overseas.  Last month, “Gravity” became the highest-grossing live-action feature in October history with over $400 million worldwide.

Bullock’s previous highest-grossing film was “Speed” ($350.2 million) while Clooney’s benchmark was “Ocean’s Eleven” ($450.6 million).

“We know what we have here,” Warner Bros distribution president Dan Fellman recently told Variety. “This is a phenomenon where people are asking friends and family not only if they’ve seen the film, but where.”

The $100 million space odyssey largely benefitted from premium 3D and imax ticket prices as well as repeat viewings.

Greg Foster, chairman of Imax, called “Gravity” an “early Christmas resent” for studios and theatrical exhibitors. “The habit of going to the movies is created when you have a great experience,” he said.

Co-financed by Warner Bros. and RatPac Dune Entertainment, “Gravity” is expected to remain in theaters through Thanksgiving.
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Post by theminis on Sun 17 Nov 2013, 03:12

Woohoo
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Post by silly girl on Sun 17 Nov 2013, 03:15

Wow....I know it is considered Science Fiction but it isn't the typical SF type of story....I guess Alfonso can write his ticket now...wonder what his next project will be.

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Post by amaretti on Sun 17 Nov 2013, 04:57

Wow

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Post by Joanna on Sun 17 Nov 2013, 10:19

I've helped by contributing two £5 tickets !!!
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Post by party animal - not! on Sun 17 Nov 2013, 11:17

Me too! (bit more for IMAX but worth it if you can cope with the glasses!).

Ah, Themi. I see the Aussies have invested - James Packer and the Ratpac invested a few pennies........

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Post by What Would He Say on Sun 17 Nov 2013, 11:25

I was really surprised yesterday, talking to two 12 year old girls who were off to see Gravity. I just didn't think it would be their thing.... So even the Hannah Montana generation are going ... Boys I could understand, but to see two over excited wee girls was charming ...
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Post by it's me on Sun 17 Nov 2013, 11:51

there are also viral parody videos around
about ppl having fun with the plot Smile
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Post by Nicky80 on Sun 17 Nov 2013, 12:59

Sofa bounce  Great. I feel I'm part of the success too as I paid 12 Euros for a ticket. hehe

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Post by theminis on Sun 17 Nov 2013, 13:18

Pan, what are the Packers not involved in
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Post by party animal - not! on Sun 17 Nov 2013, 13:29

So true, Themi. Now in business with Warner Bros. under the name Ratpac. Ironic

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Post by party animal - not! on Sun 17 Nov 2013, 13:38

And on that subject [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and a chap called Tony Hetherington has a story entitled, I think, George Clooney and the horror movie offer, about somebody looking for investment in a film, and the potential sign-ups are Our Hero, DeCapprio, Hanks etc......

Sounds like a maybe to me, but interesting how all this stuff gets off the ground

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Post by What Would He Say on Sun 17 Nov 2013, 14:04

what would he say wrote:I was really surprised yesterday, talking to two 12 year old girls who were off to see Gravity. I just didn't think it would be their thing.... So even the Hannah Montana generation are going ... Boys I could understand, but to see two over excited wee girls was charming ...


Just a PS, to my earlier post above...

Bumped into same two girls this morning.... So I asked how did they like Gravity ?

They replied that they have to see it AGAIN... because one got a lot more out of it than the other, so they will go again, I said why not wait for dvd ...Ooh no you have to see it 3D! They also said while they wait they are going to "read the book" .... When I told them there was no book, they were horrified! (This knowledge upped my street cred Very Happy )

Maybe another revenue stream for Mr Couron ? Wink 
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Post by silly girl on Sun 17 Nov 2013, 14:31

That is a great story wwhs.... I love the fact they thought there was a book....your right maybe they now need to write a novel too....

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Post by Mazy on Sun 17 Nov 2013, 18:30

George and all concerned can really be proud of themselves, they did a fantastic job with this one.
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Post by melbert on Sun 17 Nov 2013, 19:23

Can you imagine what it will top out as when the DVD goes on sale???  BILLIONS AND BILLIONS!!!!!
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Post by LornaDoone on Sun 17 Nov 2013, 19:37

Didn't George replace another actor? Or was that just something my brain made up?

But if so, do you think that other actor is kicking himself? Especially if back end and DVD points were offered?

Hmmm
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Post by melbert on Sun 17 Nov 2013, 21:10

I think initially Alfonso wanted Angelina and Robert Downey Jr.  They both declined, so Sandra and George said "yup" all the way to the bank!!
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Post by LornaDoone on Sun 17 Nov 2013, 22:55

Well that's awesome Mel and better yet, for Sandra at least, folks are talking Oscar nomination!

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Post by LizzyNY on Mon 18 Nov 2013, 05:14

I read Angelina Jolie fired her manager in part because he told her to turn down the role in "Gravity". I bet she's kicking herself for listening to him - and I bet she'd really like to kick him! - I'm glad he gave her that advice, though, because I don't think she'd have been anywhere near as good in the role. Sandra Bullock rocked that part!
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Post by melbert on Wed 27 Nov 2013, 02:00

Gravity STILL in Top 10!!!

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Catching Fire Sets Box Office Ablaze With $161.1 Million, Sets November Record

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3:59 pm, November 24th, 2013

Catching Fire set the box office ablaze in its debut weekend, and broke a November record in the process.

The highly-anticipated sequel to The Hunger Games, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, took in $161.1 million at the box office.

That topped Twilight Saga: New Moon’s $142.9 million from 2009 as the highest November opening ever.

Coming in a distant second was Thor: The Dark World with $14.1 million.

And The Best Man Holiday nabbed third with $12.5 million.

Delivery Man and Free Birds came in fourth and fifth places with $8.2 million and $5.3 million in ticket sales, respectively.

Rounding out the Top 10 were Last Vegas ($4.3 million), Bad Grandpa ($3.4 million), Gravity ($3.3 million), 12 Years A Slave ($2.8 million), and Dallas Buyers Club ($2.7 million).
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Post by Katiedot on Wed 27 Nov 2013, 03:01

Wow, so happy for George to have a mega hit to his name!
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Post by theminis on Wed 27 Nov 2013, 05:29

It is good, Gravity has surpassed all the other movies he has starred in -big boost to his confidence, not that he needed it.
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Post by it's me on Wed 27 Nov 2013, 05:37

cheers cheers cheers bravo!!!!!!
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Post by Carla97 on Wed 27 Nov 2013, 07:52

Money money money
This big 
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Post by Mazy on Wed 27 Nov 2013, 18:15

Carla97 wrote:Money money money
This big 
Money is great but it is also the gauge many use to judge a movie so that is even better. I truly how George did his usual and took little up front, and the rest at the end.
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Post by LizzyNY on Wed 27 Nov 2013, 21:08

Sheesh! If he has a piece of the back end of this, he can retire forever!
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Post by it's me on Wed 27 Nov 2013, 23:19

interesting
he needs a bit of rest!!!!!
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Post by LizzyNY on Thu 28 Nov 2013, 00:08

Not that much! He'd better keep working - what would we do without him?
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Post by LornaDoone on Thu 28 Nov 2013, 00:09

Gravity is now No. 90 in all time world wide box office according to box office mojo. That's as of Nov 27 2013. Can't wait to see where it ends up.

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Post by it's me on Thu 28 Nov 2013, 00:14

a goal hard to replicate
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Post by ... on Sat 30 Nov 2013, 01:14

It combines so many universal factors that appeal:


   
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And of course the massive Chinese, Indian & Russian markets, apart from the American one.
A little for everyone.

Above all, panoramic visual imagery.
Quest for survival.
Hope.
Humor. If only you could hear the laughter in the theater when Kowalski reappeared in the Soyuz...even as an apparition. Clooney's character provided the comical relief from that escalating tension. Gave Stone the strength to survive.

They all deserve Academy Award nominations for this.

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Post by ... on Mon 02 Dec 2013, 07:43

Now it's positioned at 77 highest grossing films of all time worldwide, one week later.
The domestic market slid up from 80 to 79.

At this rate, it'll probably end up Top 50 at least.
This reflects Box Office figures.

It's one to own on dvd too.
Imagine the figures in those sales.

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