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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#62#39-
Genre: Future - Near#2-#5
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#74#56#103
Genre: Sci-Fi - Adventure#20-#25
Showdown: 'Martian', 'Gravity' and 'Interstellar'#2#1#3
 
Chart RankingsThe MartianGravityInterstellar
All Time Domestic#148#98#224
All Time Worldwide#133#103#117
Foreign Opening Weekends#154-#88
Opening Weeks#219#186#255
Post-Thanksgiving Weekend - Best Holds#179-#192
Opening Day Gross#221#234#250
Single Day Gross#512#479#820
Single Day Friday Gross#260#277#298
Single Day Saturday Gross#198#185#317
Opening Weekends#202#184#253
Opening Weekends - October#4#3-
Opening Weekends - Fall#5#4-
Ninth Weekends#99#156#167
Top 3-Day Grosses#195#177#242
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#62#120-
Consecutive Weekends At #1#263#105-
Second Weekends#107#74-
Third Weekends#106#41-
Fourth Weekends#77#35#76
Fifth Weekends#49#38#199
Sixth Weekends#55#65-
Seventh Weekends#66#88-
Eighth Weekends#129#178-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#127#60#286
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#269#117#553
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#410#180#804
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1252#718#2022
Rated PG-13#87#63#127
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#131#119#160
Widest Releases#196#212#383
Widest Opening Releases#193#349#356
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#107#183#189
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#107#115-
Fastest to $100 million#188#154#267
Fastest to $150 million#181#135#231
Fastest to $200 million#156#112-
Slowest to $100 million#508#542#429
Slowest to $200 million#42#86-
Best Picture Nomination Effect#188#167-
Opening Weeks Adjusted#355#287#374
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#335#275-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - October#10#6-
Opening Weekends Adjusted#318#289#371
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Fall#12#8-
Fourth Weekends Adjusted-#97#194
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#194#139-
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#183#191-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#153#101#195
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#192#179-
 
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