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'Gravity' launches to top of worldwide box office - AP

Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Gravity" soared to the top of the worldwide box office in its debut weekend.

The Warner Bros. space drama starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney boasted the biggest October opening ever with $55.78 million in North American ticket sales and more than $27 million overseas.

Last week's top film, Sony's animated sequel "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2," fell to second place, followed by 20th Century Fox's "Runner Runner," which debuted in third.

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The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Monday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com, are:

1. "Gravity," Warner Bros., $55,785,112, 3,575 locations, $15,604 average, $55,785,112, 1 week.

2. "Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2,'" Sony, $20,950,192, 4,001 locations, $5,236 average, $60,006,918, 2 weeks.

3. "Runner Runner," 20th Century Fox, $7,706,712, 3,026 locations, $2,547 average, $7,706,712, 1 week.

4. "Prisoners," Warner Bros., $5,748,464, 3,236 locations, $1,776 average, $47,928,432, 3 weeks.

5. "Rush," Universal, $4,477,525, 2,308 locations, $1,940 average, $18,163,844, 3 weeks. ...more




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