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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$828,322,032$723,192,705
Foreign Gross$535,745,837$449,100,000
Foreign % of Worldwide64.7%62.1%
Domestic Gross$292,576,195$274,092,705
Domestic % of Worldwide35.3%37.9%
 
Genres & FranchisesInceptionGravity
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#43#49
Showdown: 'Inception' Vs. 'Gravity' '#1#2
 
Chart RankingsInceptionGravity
All Time Domestic#78#92
All Time Adjusted#204#263
All Time Worldwide#65#94
Opening Weeks#104#173
Opening Day Gross#145#218
Single Day Gross#495#438
Single Day Friday Gross#160#258
Single Day Saturday Gross#192#170
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#164#183
Opening Weekends#138#171
Ninth Weekends#128#152
Top 10-Day Grosses#96#135
Top 3-Day Grosses#134#165
Top 7-Day Grosses#110#183
Top 9-Day Grosses#95#139
Top 5-Day Grosses#124#185
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#108#117
Consecutive Weekends At #1#95#102
Second Weekends#73#68
Third Weekends#51#36
Fourth Weekends#45#32
Fifth Weekends#53#34
Sixth Weekends#79#61
Seventh Weekends#138#83
Eighth Weekends#79#173
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#123#56
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#265#112
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#407#175
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1244#706
Rated PG-13#51#59
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#93#111
Widest Releases#193#182
Widest Opening Releases#173#310
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#95#163
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#107#99
Fastest to $100 million#111#143
Fastest to $150 million#99#126
Fastest to $200 million#83#105
Fastest to $250 million#72#97
Slowest to $100 million#552#520
Slowest to $200 million#102#80
Best Picture Nomination Effect#194#164
Opening Weeks Adjusted#135#274
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#247#263
Opening Weekends Adjusted#176#277
Second Weekends Adjusted#91#117
Third Weekends Adjusted#89#84
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#96#94
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#153#135
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#192#187
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#71#97
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#121#171
 
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