Space thriller Gravity took £6.23 million on its opening weekend in Britain, it was announced today.
Starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock and produced in Britain, it has already taken $470 million (£300 million) at the box office worldwide.
The figures make it the best opening weekend in Britain for any Clooney film, beating Ocean’s Eleven which took £5 million. It was also the best for Bullock, beating The Proposal at £3.25 million.
Expectations for Gravity were high after a string of glowing reviews after it premiered at the London Film Festival last month.
It was announced a few minutes earlier the nominees in movies, TV and music for the 40th annual People’s Choice Awards and as expected, there’s plenty of Sandy for us to vote for! Make sure to vote, vote, and vote again, finalist voting ends on Dec. 5.
Favorite Movie Actress
Favorite Movie Duo
Sandra Bullock & George Clooney (Gravity)
Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy (The Heat)
Favorite Comedic Movie
Favorite Comedic Movie Actress
Favorite Dramatic Movie
Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress
The 40th Annual People’s Choice Awards air live on CBS on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 9 p.m. ET.
The gallery was updated with some Gravity production stills and some behind-the-scenes photos as well.
THR is reporting that “Gravity” stayed No. 1 in the US box office and it broke more records!
Adults fueled another strong weekend at the North American box office as Warner Bros.’ Gravity stayed at No. 1 with a record $44.3 million and Sony’s Captain Phillips opened to a solid $26 million.
From director Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity raced past $100 million domestically to end the weekend with total earnings of $123.4 million. Worldwide, the space epic — starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney — has earned well north of $150 million.
Gravity slipped only 21 percent in its second weekend domestically — the lowest decline in history for a film that opened to more than $55 million (The Incredibles was the previous record holder at 29 percent). This doesn’t count holiday weekends. It’s also the lowest decline of the year to date for a movie playing in more than 2,000 theaters.
“This indicates the ability to open a tentpole in October,” said Warner Bros. president of domestic distribution Dan Fellman, who also noted that the film is now playing to younger moviegoers, as well as to consumers who rarely take a trip to the multiplex.
Gravity continues to be a big draw in 3D (82 percent), with Imax theaters alone taking in a record $9 million over the weekend for total sales of $26.5 million. It’s the largest second weekend gross in Imax history.
Sandra attended the BFI London Film Festival “Gravity” Premiere earlier this week in London. The first photos are added in our gallery.