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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#66
All Time Worldwide#41#62
Opening Weeks#71#127
Opening Day Gross#102#165
Single Day Gross#331#294
Single Day Friday Gross#109#185
Single Day Saturday Gross#130#115
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#141#160
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#128#144
Opening Weekends#100#125
Ninth Weekends#112#134
Top 10-Day Grosses#65#98
Top 3-Day Grosses#96#120
Top 7-Day Grosses#78#136
Top 9-Day Grosses#65#102
Top 5-Day Grosses#88#136
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#96#102
Consecutive Weekends At #1#83#88
Second Weekends#44#41
Third Weekends#32#21
Fourth Weekends#30#19
Fifth Weekends#39#25
Sixth Weekends#64#48
Seventh Weekends#120#70
Eighth Weekends#70#152
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#99#45
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#223#92
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#357#150
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1155#656
Rated PG-13#36#43
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#69#82
Widest Releases#115#108
Widest Opening Releases#107#202
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#57#107
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#62#57
Fastest to $100 million#79#105
Fastest to $150 million#66#92
Fastest to $200 million#56#73
Fastest to $250 million#47#68
Slowest to $100 million#480#454
Slowest to $200 million#89#72
Best Picture Nomination Effect#182#140
Opening Weeks Adjusted#108#229
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#196#212
Opening Weekends Adjusted#143#231
Second Weekends Adjusted#68#92
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#82
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#101#142
 
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