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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)#49#55
Showdown: 'Inception' Vs. 'Gravity' '#1#2
 
Chart RankingsInceptionGravity
All Time Domestic#83#97
All Time Adjusted#208#268
All Time Worldwide#69#99
Opening Weeks#111#181
Opening Day Gross#152#226
Single Day Gross#530#472
Single Day Friday Gross#170#269
Single Day Saturday Gross#204#182
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#170#189
Opening Weekends#144#178
Ninth Weekends#130#155
Top 10-Day Grosses#102#143
Top 3-Day Grosses#140#172
Top 7-Day Grosses#117#191
Top 9-Day Grosses#101#147
Top 5-Day Grosses#131#193
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#110#119
Consecutive Weekends At #1#97#104
Second Weekends#78#73
Third Weekends#55#39
Fourth Weekends#48#35
Fifth Weekends#56#37
Sixth Weekends#82#64
Seventh Weekends#141#86
Eighth Weekends#82#176
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#123#56
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#266#112
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#408#175
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1249#708
Rated PG-13#54#62
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#97#116
Widest Releases#208#196
Widest Opening Releases#187#329
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#105#176
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#118#109
Fastest to $100 million#117#150
Fastest to $150 million#104#132
Fastest to $200 million#88#110
Fastest to $250 million#77#102
Slowest to $100 million#561#528
Slowest to $200 million#104#82
Best Picture Nomination Effect#194#164
Opening Weeks Adjusted#140#282
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#256#272
Opening Weekends Adjusted#181#283
Second Weekends Adjusted#95#121
Third Weekends Adjusted#92#87
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#99#97
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#156#138
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#195#190
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#74#100
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#124#175
 
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