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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$828,322,032$723,192,705
Foreign Gross$535,745,837$449,100,000
Foreign % of Worldwide64.7%62.1%
Domestic Gross$292,576,195$274,092,705
Domestic % of Worldwide35.3%37.9%
 
Genres & FranchisesInceptionGravity
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#44#50
Showdown: 'Inception' Vs. 'Gravity' '#1#2
 
Chart RankingsInceptionGravity
All Time Domestic#79#93
All Time Adjusted#205#264
All Time Worldwide#66#95
Opening Weeks#105#174
Opening Day Gross#145#219
Single Day Gross#500#443
Single Day Friday Gross#161#260
Single Day Saturday Gross#194#172
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#164#183
Opening Weekends#138#171
Ninth Weekends#129#153
Top 10-Day Grosses#97#136
Top 3-Day Grosses#134#165
Top 7-Day Grosses#111#184
Top 9-Day Grosses#96#140
Top 5-Day Grosses#125#186
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#109#118
Consecutive Weekends At #1#96#103
Second Weekends#74#69
Third Weekends#52#37
Fourth Weekends#46#33
Fifth Weekends#54#35
Sixth Weekends#80#62
Seventh Weekends#139#84
Eighth Weekends#80#174
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#123#56
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#265#112
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#407#175
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1245#707
Rated PG-13#52#60
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#93#111
Widest Releases#196#185
Widest Opening Releases#177#316
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#98#167
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#109#101
Fastest to $100 million#111#143
Fastest to $150 million#99#126
Fastest to $200 million#84#106
Fastest to $250 million#73#98
Slowest to $100 million#556#524
Slowest to $200 million#102#80
Best Picture Nomination Effect#194#164
Opening Weeks Adjusted#136#275
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#249#265
Opening Weekends Adjusted#176#277
Second Weekends Adjusted#92#118
Third Weekends Adjusted#90#85
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#97#95
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#154#136
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#193#188
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#72#98
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#121#171
 
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