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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)#28#34
Showdown: 'Inception' Vs. 'Gravity' '#1#2
 
Chart RankingsInceptionGravity
All Time Domestic#61#75
All Time Worldwide#49#72
Opening Weeks#81#144
Opening Day Gross#118#185
Single Day Gross#398#353
Single Day Friday Gross#128#212
Single Day Saturday Gross#155#136
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#160#179
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#142#158
Opening Weekends#113#141
Ninth Weekends#117#139
Top 10-Day Grosses#74#111
Top 3-Day Grosses#109#136
Top 7-Day Grosses#89#153
Top 9-Day Grosses#74#115
Top 5-Day Grosses#100#154
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#103#109
Consecutive Weekends At #1#89#94
Second Weekends#53#50
Third Weekends#38#25
Fourth Weekends#35#23
Fifth Weekends#45#28
Sixth Weekends#69#53
Seventh Weekends#125#75
Eighth Weekends#73#160
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#111#49
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#244#98
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#383#158
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1195#673
Rated PG-13#41#49
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#77#91
Widest Releases#138#129
Widest Opening Releases#126#240
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#70#127
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#76#70
Fastest to $100 million#89#117
Fastest to $150 million#75#101
Fastest to $200 million#65#82
Fastest to $250 million#55#78
Slowest to $100 million#510#482
Slowest to $200 million#93#76
Best Picture Nomination Effect#178#151
Opening Weeks Adjusted#118#246
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#217#233
Opening Weekends Adjusted#154#249
Second Weekends Adjusted#77#102
Third Weekends Adjusted#78#73
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#88#86
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#147#131
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#184#179
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#66#87
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#107#152
 
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