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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)#25#30
Showdown: 'Inception' Vs. 'Gravity' '#1#2
 
Chart RankingsInceptionGravity
All Time Domestic#56#69
All Time Worldwide#43#66
Opening Weeks#75#133
Opening Day Gross#108#172
Single Day Gross#352#312
Single Day Friday Gross#115#194
Single Day Saturday Gross#141#124
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#147#166
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#133#149
Opening Weekends#105#131
Ninth Weekends#115#137
Top 10-Day Grosses#68#104
Top 3-Day Grosses#101#126
Top 7-Day Grosses#83#142
Top 9-Day Grosses#68#108
Top 5-Day Grosses#93#143
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#98#105
Consecutive Weekends At #1#85#91
Second Weekends#47#44
Third Weekends#34#22
Fourth Weekends#32#20
Fifth Weekends#40#26
Sixth Weekends#66#50
Seventh Weekends#122#72
Eighth Weekends#72#157
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#105#47
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#230#94
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#367#154
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1172#665
Rated PG-13#38#45
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#71#84
Widest Releases#123#115
Widest Opening Releases#112#216
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#61#113
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#66#61
Fastest to $100 million#83#110
Fastest to $150 million#69#95
Fastest to $200 million#59#76
Fastest to $250 million#49#72
Slowest to $100 million#494#467
Slowest to $200 million#91#74
Best Picture Nomination Effect#175#146
Opening Weeks Adjusted#111#235
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#205#221
Opening Weekends Adjusted#148#237
Second Weekends Adjusted#71#96
Third Weekends Adjusted#74#69
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#85#83
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#145#129
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#181#176
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#62#84
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#103#144
 
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