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Daily Digit: "Gravity" orbits at box office

Monday, October 14, 2013 - 00:51

Oct. 14 - Gravity, a movie about astronauts stranded in space, has raked in over $123 million in North American ticket sales in North America, helped by the second-best IMAX weekend on record. Conway G. Gittens reports.

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"Gravity" is not only already getting floated for an oscar nod- its also raking in the dough. $123.4 million in just the two weeks since its launch, and that's your daily digit. The two-week estimate from Warner Brothers includes a few records. Starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney the flick had the best October weekend opening and the second-best weekend take for an IMAX version on record. October is a tricky month- summer blockbusters are gone- and its just too soon for those holiday blockbusters. Studios try to use the window to push out their Oscar worth fare- which don't always bring in the big bucks. But this time the stars are aligned. Gravity is already one of the top-grossing films for its stars- according to Entertainment Weekly- and it's only week two.

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Daily Digit: "Gravity" orbits at box office

Monday, October 14, 2013 - 00:51