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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$723,192,705
Foreign Gross$532,956,569$449,100,000
Foreign % of Worldwide64.6%62.1%
Domestic Gross$292,576,195$274,092,705
Domestic % of Worldwide35.4%37.9%
 
Genres & FranchisesInceptionGravity
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#39#45
Showdown: 'Inception' Vs. 'Gravity' '#1#2
 
Chart RankingsInceptionGravity
All Time Domestic#73#87
All Time Worldwide#59#88
Opening Weeks#99#168
Opening Day Gross#140#212
Single Day Gross#473#418
Single Day Friday Gross#154#246
Single Day Saturday Gross#184#162
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#159#178
Opening Weekends#133#166
Ninth Weekends#123#147
Top 10-Day Grosses#92#130
Top 3-Day Grosses#129#160
Top 7-Day Grosses#106#178
Top 9-Day Grosses#91#134
Top 5-Day Grosses#120#180
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#109#115
Consecutive Weekends At #1#95#100
Second Weekends#69#64
Third Weekends#48#34
Fourth Weekends#43#30
Fifth Weekends#51#33
Sixth Weekends#77#59
Seventh Weekends#135#81
Eighth Weekends#77#170
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#116#52
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#254#105
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#396#168
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1221#690
Rated PG-13#47#55
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#89#107
Widest Releases#180#170
Widest Opening Releases#163#293
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#91#157
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#100#93
Fastest to $100 million#106#137
Fastest to $150 million#93#120
Fastest to $200 million#79#100
Fastest to $250 million#68#92
Slowest to $100 million#540#509
Slowest to $200 million#100#79
Best Picture Nomination Effect#186#157
Opening Weeks Adjusted#131#269
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#240#256
Opening Weekends Adjusted#171#272
Second Weekends Adjusted#88#113
Third Weekends Adjusted#87#82
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#94#92
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#152#134
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#190#185
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#72#93
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#117#167
 
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