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'Martian', 'Gravity' and 'Interstellar'

Comparing the recent success of three top tier sci-fi films.


Movie Summary
The Martian

Gravity

Interstellar
GenreSci-FiSci-Fi ThrillerSci-Fi Adventure
StudioFoxWarner Bros.Paramount
Release DateOctober 2, 2015October 4, 2013November 5, 2014
Domestic Gross$228,433,663$274,092,705$188,020,017
Production Budget$108 million$100 million$165 million
Running Time2 hrs. 21 min.1 hr. 31 min.2 hrs. 49 min.
MPAA RatingPG-13PG-13PG-13
MPAA Reasonsome strong language, injury images, and brief nudityintense perilous sequences, some disturbing images and brief strong language.some intense perilous action and brief strong language.
 

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Domestic SummaryThe MartianGravityInterstellar
Total Gross$228,433,663$274,092,705$188,020,017
Opening Weekend*$54,308,575$55,785,112$47,510,360
Theaters3,8313,5753,561
Average$14,176$15,604$13,342
Opening % of Total23.8%20.4%25.3%
Second Weekend Drop-31.9%-22.6%-40.4%
Widest Release3,8543,8203,561
Close DateMarch 17, 2016May 8, 2014March 19, 2015
In Release168 days / 24 weeks217 days / 31 weeks135 days / 19 weeks
*Note: If a movie opened in limited release and later went wide, data from the first wide weekend of release is used.
 
Worldwide SummaryThe MartianGravityInterstellar
Worldwide Gross$630,161,890$723,192,705$677,463,813
Foreign Gross$401,728,227$449,100,000$489,443,796
Foreign % of Worldwide63.8%62.1%72.2%
Domestic Gross$228,433,663$274,092,705$188,020,017
Domestic % of Worldwide36.3%37.9%27.8%
 
People SummaryThe MartianGravityInterstellar
Actor: Jessica Chastain#1-#3
Actor: Matt Damon#1-n/a
 
Genres & FranchisesThe MartianGravityInterstellar
Genre: 3D#59#37-
Genre: Future - Near#2-#5
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#70#53#95
Genre: Sci-Fi - Adventure#20-#25
Showdown: 'Martian', 'Gravity' and 'Interstellar'#2#1#3
 
Chart RankingsThe MartianGravityInterstellar
All Time Domestic#146#97#215
All Time Worldwide#128#99#113
Foreign Opening Weekends#147-#83
Opening Weeks#213#180#246
Post-Thanksgiving Weekend - Best Holds#170-#183
Opening Day Gross#212#225#241
Single Day Gross#504#472#796
Single Day Friday Gross#251#268#288
Single Day Saturday Gross#195#182#307
Opening Weekends#195#177#244
Opening Weekends - October#2#1-
Opening Weekends - Fall#3#2-
Ninth Weekends#98#154#165
Top 3-Day Grosses#189#171#233
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#62#119-
Consecutive Weekends At #1#259#104-
Second Weekends#105#73#195
Third Weekends#103#39-
Fourth Weekends#75#35#74
Fifth Weekends#48#37#190
Sixth Weekends#53#63-
Seventh Weekends#64#85-
Eighth Weekends#126#175-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#121#56#273
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#262#112#538
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#402#175#787
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1236#708#1993
Rated PG-13#86#62#121
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#127#115#155
Widest Releases#179#193#355
Widest Opening Releases#177#326#333
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#100#174#180
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#100#106#194
Fastest to $100 million#182#149#256
Fastest to $150 million#175#131#221
Fastest to $200 million#151#110-
Slowest to $100 million#493#526#419
Slowest to $200 million#40#81-
Best Picture Nomination Effect#183#164-
Opening Weeks Adjusted#349#281#368
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#333#272-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - October#8#4-
Opening Weekends Adjusted#312#283#363
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Fall#10#6-
Fourth Weekends Adjusted-#97#192
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#193#138-
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#181#189-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#152#100#190
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#188#175-
 
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