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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)#27#32
Showdown: 'Inception' Vs. 'Gravity' '#1#2
 
Chart RankingsInceptionGravity
All Time Domestic#60#73
All Time Worldwide#46#69
Opening Weeks#79#141
Opening Day Gross#115#181
Single Day Gross#376#333
Single Day Friday Gross#123#205
Single Day Saturday Gross#149#131
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#155#174
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#139#155
Opening Weekends#110#138
Ninth Weekends#115#137
Top 10-Day Grosses#72#108
Top 3-Day Grosses#106#133
Top 7-Day Grosses#87#150
Top 9-Day Grosses#72#112
Top 5-Day Grosses#97#151
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#100#106
Consecutive Weekends At #1#87#92
Second Weekends#51#48
Third Weekends#37#24
Fourth Weekends#34#22
Fifth Weekends#43#27
Sixth Weekends#67#51
Seventh Weekends#123#73
Eighth Weekends#72#158
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#106#47
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#231#94
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#370#154
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1179#666
Rated PG-13#40#47
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#74#88
Widest Releases#132#123
Widest Opening Releases#120#230
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#66#122
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#72#66
Fastest to $100 million#87#114
Fastest to $150 million#73#99
Fastest to $200 million#63#80
Fastest to $250 million#53#76
Slowest to $100 million#502#475
Slowest to $200 million#92#75
Best Picture Nomination Effect#170#146
Opening Weeks Adjusted#116#241
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#212#228
Opening Weekends Adjusted#152#244
Second Weekends Adjusted#75#100
Third Weekends Adjusted#76#71
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#87#85
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#146#130
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#182#177
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#65#86
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#105#147
 
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