Landing in the Top 10 Charts of 2013
Gravity Soars Over $500 Million Worldwide
Reaching another astronomical milestone ,Warner Bros. Pictures Gravity crossed $500 million at the worldwide box office on Saturday, November 16th, 2013. Becoming and international success, the film now holds the position of the eighth most successful film in 2013 worldwide and the fifth in the US.
Directed by Alfonso CuarÃ³n, Gravity has earned an astounding $240.6 million domestically and $274.3 million internationally, for an estimated worldwide total to date of $515 million, and still climbing. From the start, the film has enjoyed record-breaking domestic and international openings, most recently in the UK. It is now the highest-grossing movie ever (worldwide) for its Oscar - winning stars, Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.
Box office results for IMAX are also very strong, with an estimated $47.1 million domestically, and $24.2 million in 42 overseas markets, for a global total to date of $71.3 million.
In addition, 3D continues to be the format of choice for the vast majority of moviegoers who want to experience the story in the most immersive way possible. The 3D sales represent 81% of the box office domestically and have grown to 80% internationally.
Sandra Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney). But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone-tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth...and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.
Gravity is the long-awaited film by three-time Academy Award nominee Alfonso CuarÃ³n, director of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of the Azkaban and Children of Men, who returns to the director's chair after six years. United Motion Pictures, the biggest film distributor in the Arab world and the sole distributor of Warner Bros. Pictures films in Egypt released the film in 3D in Egypt.