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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)#34#40
Showdown: 'Inception' Vs. 'Gravity' '#1#2
 
Chart RankingsInceptionGravity
All Time Domestic#67#82
All Time Worldwide#53#78
Opening Weeks#87#153
Opening Day Gross#127#195
Single Day Gross#430#380
Single Day Friday Gross#138#224
Single Day Saturday Gross#168#147
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#169#189
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#149#166
Opening Weekends#121#150
Ninth Weekends#120#143
Top 10-Day Grosses#81#118
Top 3-Day Grosses#117#145
Top 7-Day Grosses#95#162
Top 9-Day Grosses#80#122
Top 5-Day Grosses#108#163
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#107#113
Consecutive Weekends At #1#93#98
Second Weekends#60#57
Third Weekends#44#30
Fourth Weekends#38#26
Fifth Weekends#47#30
Sixth Weekends#72#55
Seventh Weekends#128#77
Eighth Weekends#74#164
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#113#50
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#247#100
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#386#160
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1201#676
Rated PG-13#43#51
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#80#95
Widest Releases#154#144
Widest Opening Releases#140#257
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#78#137
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#85#78
Fastest to $100 million#95#125
Fastest to $150 million#81#108
Fastest to $200 million#72#89
Fastest to $250 million#62#85
Slowest to $100 million#518#488
Slowest to $200 million#94#77
Best Picture Nomination Effect#178#151
Opening Weeks Adjusted#124#254
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#228#244
Opening Weekends Adjusted#161#258
Second Weekends Adjusted#84#109
Third Weekends Adjusted#83#78
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#90#88
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#149#133
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#186#181
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#68#89
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#109#156
 
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