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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$675,120,017
Foreign Gross$401,728,227$449,100,000$487,100,000
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#52#31-
Genre: Future - Near#2-#5
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#62#46#85
Genre: Sci-Fi - Adventure#18-#21
Showdown: 'Martian', 'Gravity' and 'Interstellar'#2#1#3
 
Chart RankingsThe MartianGravityInterstellar
All Time Domestic#137#89#203
All Time Worldwide#118#90#103
Foreign Opening Weekends#131-#71
Opening Weeks#202#169#234
Post-Thanksgiving Weekend - Best Holds#160-#173
Opening Day Gross#200#213#228
Single Day Gross#453#422#722
Single Day Friday Gross#232#248#266
Single Day Saturday Gross#177#164#284
Opening Weekends#185#167#232
Opening Weekends - October#2#1-
Opening Weekends - Fall#3#2-
Ninth Weekends#94#149#160
Top 3-Day Grosses#179#161#222
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#60#115-
Consecutive Weekends At #1#252#100-
Second Weekends#96#65#183
Third Weekends#95#34-
Fourth Weekends#68#30#67
Fifth Weekends#43#33#182
Sixth Weekends#49#59#197
Seventh Weekends#60#81-
Eighth Weekends#122#170#195
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#114#52#262
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#251#106#522
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#391#169#769
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1215#693#1959
Rated PG-13#79#56#112
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#119#107#146
Widest Releases#164#176#326
Widest Opening Releases#160#298#304
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#88#157#162
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#90#94#176
Fastest to $100 million#171#138#242
Fastest to $150 million#165#121#209
Fastest to $200 million#141#101-
Slowest to $100 million#480#513#409
Slowest to $200 million#39#79-
Best Picture Nomination Effect#176#157-
Opening Weeks Adjusted#338#270#357
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#315#258-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - October#8#4-
Opening Weekends Adjusted#302#273#353
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Fall#10#6-
Fourth Weekends Adjusted-#92#187
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#189#134-
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#178#185-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#146#94#182
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#180#167-
 
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