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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#56#34-
Genre: Future - Near#2-#5
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#67#50#91
Genre: Sci-Fi - Adventure#19-#23
Showdown: 'Martian', 'Gravity' and 'Interstellar'#2#1#3
 
Chart RankingsThe MartianGravityInterstellar
All Time Domestic#142#93#210
All Time Worldwide#124#95#109
Foreign Opening Weekends#141-#79
Opening Weeks#207#174#240
Post-Thanksgiving Weekend - Best Holds#170-#183
Opening Day Gross#206#219#234
Single Day Gross#475#443#761
Single Day Friday Gross#243#260#278
Single Day Saturday Gross#185#172#297
Opening Weekends#189#171#238
Opening Weekends - October#2#1-
Opening Weekends - Fall#3#2-
Ninth Weekends#98#153#164
Top 3-Day Grosses#183#165#227
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#62#118-
Consecutive Weekends At #1#257#103-
Second Weekends#101#69#189
Third Weekends#99#37-
Fourth Weekends#72#33#71
Fifth Weekends#46#35#187
Sixth Weekends#52#62-
Seventh Weekends#63#84-
Eighth Weekends#125#174#200
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#121#56#273
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#261#112#537
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#401#175#786
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1233#707#1989
Rated PG-13#84#60#118
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#123#111#151
Widest Releases#172#186#346
Widest Opening Releases#170#317#324
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#96#168#174
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#96#102#188
Fastest to $100 million#176#143#250
Fastest to $150 million#170#126#215
Fastest to $200 million#146#106-
Slowest to $100 million#491#524#417
Slowest to $200 million#40#80-
Best Picture Nomination Effect#183#164-
Opening Weeks Adjusted#343#275#362
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#323#265-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - October#8#4-
Opening Weekends Adjusted#306#277#357
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Fall#10#6-
Fourth Weekends Adjusted-#95#190
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#191#136-
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#180#188-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#150#98#187
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#184#171-
 
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