LOS ANGELES, USA (AP) — Gravity won't be held down.
The Warner Bros astronaut adventure directed by Alfonso Cuaron and starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney landed in the top spot at the box office for the second weekend in a row, according to studio estimates yesterday. Gravity earned US$44.3 million, raising its domestic total to US$123.4 million.
"They say what goes up must come down, but that's not really true with Gravity," said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak. "To have opened as big as it did last week and only drop 21 per cent, that's really an amazing hold. It's a direct testament to the word of mouth on the movie."
Sony's Captain Phillips launched in second place with US$26 million. The high seas drama directed by Paul Greengrass stars Tom Hanks as a cargo ship captain who is held captive by Somali pirates.