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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#101
Genre: Sci-Fi - Adventure#20-#25
Showdown: 'Martian', 'Gravity' and 'Interstellar'#2#1#3
 
Chart RankingsThe MartianGravityInterstellar
All Time Domestic#146#97#221
All Time Worldwide#130#101#115
Foreign Opening Weekends#153-#88
Opening Weeks#218#185#254
Post-Thanksgiving Weekend - Best Holds#179-#192
Opening Day Gross#220#233#249
Single Day Gross#511#478#815
Single Day Friday Gross#259#276#296
Single Day Saturday Gross#198#185#315
Opening Weekends#201#183#252
Opening Weekends - October#4#3-
Opening Weekends - Fall#5#4-
Ninth Weekends#99#155#166
Top 3-Day Grosses#194#176#241
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#62#119-
Consecutive Weekends At #1#261#104-
Second Weekends#106#73-
Third Weekends#105#40-
Fourth Weekends#76#35#75
Fifth Weekends#49#38#197
Sixth Weekends#54#64-
Seventh Weekends#65#86-
Eighth Weekends#127#176-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#123#58#280
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#264#114#546
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#404#177#796
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1242#712#2008
Rated PG-13#86#62#125
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#130#118#159
Widest Releases#192#207#374
Widest Opening Releases#188#342#349
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#105#180#186
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#106#113-
Fastest to $100 million#187#153#265
Fastest to $150 million#180#134#228
Fastest to $200 million#155#111-
Slowest to $100 million#502#536#424
Slowest to $200 million#40#84-
Best Picture Nomination Effect#183#164-
Opening Weeks Adjusted#354#286#373
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#335#275-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - October#10#6-
Opening Weekends Adjusted#318#288#371
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Fall#12#8-
Fourth Weekends Adjusted-#97#193
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#194#139-
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#182#190-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#152#100#193
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#191#178-
 
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