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The Sandra Bullock and George Clooney starrer is proving that the sky is the limit. “Gravity” extends its reign on North American box office for another week. After opening with a record-breaking $55 million two weeks ago, the film retained its no.1 position for a second week with $44.3 million, and now retains the top position for a third week with an additional $31 million.

"Gravity" is generating lots of Oscar buzz and positive reviews

“Gravity” is generating lots of Oscar buzz and positive reviews

This should not come as a surprise with many respected reviewers and even directors singing praises for the Alfonso Cuarón directed film. It has been an amazing run for “Gravity” so far, ranking in a worldwide total of $284.8 million after just 17 days, grossing $170.6 million domestically. Becoming the third film this year to hold the top spot, it joins “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” and “Fast and Furious 6” to smash the predicted sales records.

Chloë Grace Moretz better know as “Hit-Girl” from Kick-Ass will portray Carrie White

Chloë Grace Moretz better know as “Hit-Girl” from Kick-Ass will portray Carrie White

Even though Chloe Moretz and Julianne Moore’s “Carrie” slides in at third place with the biggest debut, the film still came up short to its $20 million debut prediction. Budgeted at 30 million the film took approximately $17 million on it’s opening weekend. Critics weren’t too kind in their first reviews of the remake, maybe this is a contributing factor why the hotly anticipated horror film hit a bump this weekend.

Unfortunately “Escape Plan” flopped as well sliding in at fifth place with an estimated $9.8 million in its debut weekend.

Quick look at the box office for the weekend:

  1. “Gravity” – $31 million
  2. “Captain Phillips” – $17.3 million
  3. “Carrie” – $17 million
  4. “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” – $10.1 million
  5. “Escape Plan” – $9.8 million
  6. “Prisoners” – $2 million
  7. “Enough Said” – $1.8 million
  8. “The Fifth Estate” – $1.7 million
  9. “Runner, Runner” – $1.6 million
  10. “Insidious Chapter 2” – $1.5 million