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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#60#38-
Genre: Future - Near#2-#5
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#72#55#99
Genre: Sci-Fi - Adventure#20-#25
Showdown: 'Martian', 'Gravity' and 'Interstellar'#2#1#3
 
Chart RankingsThe MartianGravityInterstellar
All Time Domestic#146#97#218
All Time Worldwide#129#100#114
Foreign Opening Weekends#150-#85
Opening Weeks#214#181#249
Post-Thanksgiving Weekend - Best Holds#170-#183
Opening Day Gross#214#227#243
Single Day Gross#505#472#800
Single Day Friday Gross#253#270#290
Single Day Saturday Gross#195#182#309
Opening Weekends#196#178#246
Opening Weekends - October#2#1-
Opening Weekends - Fall#3#2-
Ninth Weekends#99#155#166
Top 3-Day Grosses#190#172#235
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#62#119-
Consecutive Weekends At #1#260#104-
Second Weekends#105#73#196
Third Weekends#104#39-
Fourth Weekends#75#35#74
Fifth Weekends#48#37#193
Sixth Weekends#54#64-
Seventh Weekends#65#86-
Eighth Weekends#127#176-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#122#57#275
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#263#113#540
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#403#176#789
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1238#709#1998
Rated PG-13#86#62#124
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#128#116#156
Widest Releases#184#199#362
Widest Opening Releases#181#332#339
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#102#176#182
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#103#110#197
Fastest to $100 million#183#150#258
Fastest to $150 million#177#132#223
Fastest to $200 million#153#110-
Slowest to $100 million#499#532#424
Slowest to $200 million#40#83-
Best Picture Nomination Effect#183#164-
Opening Weeks Adjusted#350#282#369
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#331#272-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - October#8#4-
Opening Weekends Adjusted#313#283#365
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Fall#10#6-
Fourth Weekends Adjusted-#97#192
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#193#138-
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#182#190-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#152#100#192
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#189#175-
 
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