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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$716,392,705
Foreign Gross$532,956,569$442,300,000
Foreign % of Worldwide64.6%61.7%
Domestic Gross$292,576,195$274,092,705
Domestic % of Worldwide35.4%38.3%
 
Genres & FranchisesInceptionGravity
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#22#27
Showdown: 'Inception' Vs. 'Gravity' '#1#2
 
Chart RankingsInceptionGravity
All Time Domestic#52#65
All Time Worldwide#41#61
Opening Weeks#70#125
Opening Day Gross#100#163
Single Day Gross#326#290
Single Day Friday Gross#107#183
Single Day Saturday Gross#128#114
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#139#158
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#126#142
Opening Weekends#98#123
Ninth Weekends#112#134
Top 10-Day Grosses#64#97
Top 3-Day Grosses#94#118
Top 7-Day Grosses#77#134
Top 9-Day Grosses#64#101
Top 5-Day Grosses#87#134
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#95#101
Consecutive Weekends At #1#82#87
Second Weekends#44#41
Third Weekends#32#21
Fourth Weekends#30#19
Fifth Weekends#38#24
Sixth Weekends#63#47
Seventh Weekends#119#69
Eighth Weekends#70#152
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#99#45
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#222#92
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#356#150
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1151#654
Rated PG-13#35#42
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#67#80
Widest Releases#113#106
Widest Opening Releases#105#198
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#55#104
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#60#55
Fastest to $100 million#78#104
Fastest to $150 million#65#90
Fastest to $200 million#55#72
Fastest to $250 million#46#67
Slowest to $100 million#477#451
Slowest to $200 million#87#70
Best Picture Nomination Effect#173#140
Opening Weeks Adjusted#107#227
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#195#211
Opening Weekends Adjusted#142#229
Second Weekends Adjusted#68#92
Third Weekends Adjusted#73#68
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#84#82
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#143#127
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#178#173
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#60#81
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#100#140
 
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