"Gravity" Soars to Top Spot at the Box Office

Posted Sunday October 6, 2013 11:39 AM GMT

Generating a lot of buzz, and even an Oscar mention, in the weeks before its release, movie goers sent "Gravity" to the top spot at the box office for the weekend of October 4-6, 2013.

The sci-fi drama starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock set an October record, as it grabbed $17.5 million on Friday and soared to a three day total of $55.5 million.

Sliding in to second spot was Sony Animation's "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2." Last weeks winner scooped up $4.7 million on Friday and generated $21.5 million for the weekend.

Rounding out the top five in earmarked earnings are Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck's newcomer "Runner Runner" ($7.9 million) in third, the crime thriller "Prisoners" ($5.7 million) in fourth, and the action packed "Rush" ($4.5 million) in fifth.

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