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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)#33#39
Showdown: 'Inception' Vs. 'Gravity' '#1#2
 
Chart RankingsInceptionGravity
All Time Domestic#66#80
All Time Worldwide#53#77
Opening Weeks#85#149
Opening Day Gross#123#191
Single Day Gross#418#371
Single Day Friday Gross#133#219
Single Day Saturday Gross#165#144
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#166#186
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#147#164
Opening Weekends#119#147
Ninth Weekends#120#142
Top 10-Day Grosses#79#116
Top 3-Day Grosses#115#142
Top 7-Day Grosses#93#158
Top 9-Day Grosses#78#120
Top 5-Day Grosses#105#159
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#106#112
Consecutive Weekends At #1#92#97
Second Weekends#58#55
Third Weekends#42#29
Fourth Weekends#37#25
Fifth Weekends#47#30
Sixth Weekends#72#55
Seventh Weekends#128#77
Eighth Weekends#74#163
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#1199#675
Rated PG-13#43#51
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#80#94
Widest Releases#146#136
Widest Opening Releases#132#249
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#73#132
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#80#73
Fastest to $100 million#93#122
Fastest to $150 million#79#106
Fastest to $200 million#70#87
Fastest to $250 million#60#83
Slowest to $100 million#512#483
Slowest to $200 million#94#77
Best Picture Nomination Effect#178#151
Opening Weeks Adjusted#122#251
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#225#241
Opening Weekends Adjusted#159#255
Second Weekends Adjusted#82#107
Third Weekends Adjusted#82#77
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#155
 
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