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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)#35#41
Showdown: 'Inception' Vs. 'Gravity' '#1#2
 
Chart RankingsInceptionGravity
All Time Domestic#69#83
All Time Worldwide#54#80
Opening Weeks#88#155
Opening Day Gross#128#196
Single Day Gross#433#383
Single Day Friday Gross#139#225
Single Day Saturday Gross#169#148
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#170#190
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#150#167
Opening Weekends#122#152
Ninth Weekends#121#144
Top 10-Day Grosses#82#119
Top 3-Day Grosses#118#147
Top 7-Day Grosses#96#164
Top 9-Day Grosses#81#123
Top 5-Day Grosses#109#165
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#107#114
Consecutive Weekends At #1#93#99
Second Weekends#61#58
Third Weekends#44#30
Fourth Weekends#39#26
Fifth Weekends#48#30
Sixth Weekends#73#56
Seventh Weekends#129#77
Eighth Weekends#74#165
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#113#50
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#247#100
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#387#161
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1204#678
Rated PG-13#44#52
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#81#97
Widest Releases#157#147
Widest Opening Releases#142#261
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#79#139
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#87#80
Fastest to $100 million#96#126
Fastest to $150 million#82#109
Fastest to $200 million#73#90
Fastest to $250 million#63#86
Slowest to $100 million#522#492
Slowest to $200 million#94#77
Best Picture Nomination Effect#178#151
Opening Weeks Adjusted#125#255
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#229#245
Opening Weekends Adjusted#162#260
Second Weekends Adjusted#84#109
Third Weekends Adjusted#83#78
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#90#88
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#149#133
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#187#182
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#68#90
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#110#158
 
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