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'Inception' Vs. 'Gravity' '

Both are big-budget original sci-fi movies from Warner Bros. that wound up earning over $200 million at the U.S. box office.


Movie Summary
Inception

Gravity
GenreSci-Fi ActionSci-Fi Thriller
StudioWarner Bros.Warner Bros.
Release DateJuly 16, 2010October 4, 2013
Domestic Gross$292,576,195$274,092,705
Production Budget$160 million$100 million
Running Time2 hrs. 28 min.1 hr. 31 min.
MPAA RatingPG-13PG-13
MPAA Reasonsequences of violence and action throughout.intense perilous sequences, some disturbing images and brief strong language.
 

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Domestic SummaryInceptionGravity
Total Gross$292,576,195$274,092,705
Opening Weekend*$62,785,337$55,785,112
Theaters3,7923,575
Average$16,557$15,604
Opening % of Total21.5%20.4%
Second Weekend Drop-32.0%-22.6%
Widest Release3,7923,820
Close DateJanuary 6, 2011May 8, 2014
In Release175 days / 25 weeks217 days / 31 weeks
*Note: If a movie opened in limited release and later went wide, data from the first wide weekend of release is used.
 
Worldwide SummaryInceptionGravity
Worldwide Gross$825,532,764$716,392,705
Foreign Gross$532,956,569$442,300,000
Foreign % of Worldwide64.6%61.7%
Domestic Gross$292,576,195$274,092,705
Domestic % of Worldwide35.4%38.3%
 
Genres & FranchisesInceptionGravity
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#23#28
Showdown: 'Inception' Vs. 'Gravity' '#1#2
 
Chart RankingsInceptionGravity
All Time Domestic#53#67
All Time Worldwide#41#63
Opening Weeks#72#128
Opening Day Gross#104#167
Single Day Gross#338#300
Single Day Friday Gross#111#187
Single Day Saturday Gross#133#117
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#142#161
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#129#145
Opening Weekends#101#127
Ninth Weekends#113#135
Top 10-Day Grosses#66#99
Top 3-Day Grosses#97#122
Top 7-Day Grosses#79#137
Top 9-Day Grosses#66#103
Top 5-Day Grosses#89#138
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#96#103
Consecutive Weekends At #1#83#89
Second Weekends#45#42
Third Weekends#32#21
Fourth Weekends#31#19
Fifth Weekends#39#25
Sixth Weekends#64#48
Seventh Weekends#120#70
Eighth Weekends#71#153
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#101#45
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#225#92
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#360#151
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1159#657
Rated PG-13#36#44
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#70#83
Widest Releases#117#110
Widest Opening Releases#109#208
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#59#110
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#64#59
Fastest to $100 million#80#106
Fastest to $150 million#67#93
Fastest to $200 million#57#74
Fastest to $250 million#48#69
Slowest to $100 million#485#459
Slowest to $200 million#89#72
Best Picture Nomination Effect#163#140
Opening Weeks Adjusted#109#230
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#198#214
Opening Weekends Adjusted#144#233
Second Weekends Adjusted#69#94
Third Weekends Adjusted#73#68
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#84#82
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#144#128
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#179#174
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#61#83
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#102#143
 
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