US Top 10 Movies: ‘Gravity’ Easily Holds Off Newcomers, ‘Fifth Estate’ Tanks

Newcomers “Carrie,” “Escape Plan” and “The Fifth Estate” failed to make a serious challenge to “Gravity” at the top of the US box office, as the George Clooney and Sandra Bullock space drama stays number 1.

Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity” impressed on it’s third weekend of release taking an estimated $31 million over the 3 day weekend, building on it’s already fantastic start. The film fell just 28.2% from last weekend, bringing it’s US box office total up to $170,566 million.

Holding the second spot on it’s second weekend of release is the Tom Hank’s starring “Captain Phillips.” The Paul Greengrass directed thriller faired quite well, dropping 32.7% for a $17,300 million weekend for a 10 day total of $53,3 million.

The first newcomer to make a dent on the top 10 is the Stephen King horror “Carrie” starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore. The film grossed $17 million over the three days, which seems reasonable for a film with a reported production budget of $30 million.

“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2″ drops to fourth with $10 million, marginally ahead of the weekends second new release, “Escape Plan.” The thought of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone co-starring in the same film did not encourage many people to theaters, as the film grossed just $9,8 million over it’s debut weekend.

The only other new release in the top 10 seems to have turned out to be a complete box office disaster. “The Fifth Estate” about the WikiLeak’s mastermind Julian Assange (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) grossed a measly $1,714 million, despite opening in 1,769 theaters and costing a reported $28 million to make. Sadly for the makers of “The Fifth Estate,” this is the worst opening weekend of the year for a film debuting at over 1,500 theaters.

Check out the full estimated US movie box office top 10 for October 18th – October 20th, 2013 below;

1. Gravity – $30,030m/$170,566m

2. Captain Phillips – $17,3m/$53,300m

3. (NEW) Carrie – $17m/$17m

4. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 – $10,1m/$93,137m

5. (NEW) Escape Plan – $9,8m/$9,8m

6. Prisoners – $2,065m/$57,259m

7. Enough Said – $1,8m/$10,787m

8. (NEW) The Fifth Estate – $1,714m/$1,714m

9. Runner Runner – $1,625m/$17,536m

10. Insidious Chapter 2 – $1,533m/$80,923m

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