With awards chatter already orbiting Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, his latest film took another positive step forward, launching top of the box office in the US this weekend with an impressive $55.5 million.
Last week’s champ, ‘toon sequel Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2, was pushed down to second place, earning $21.5 million for a current domestic total of $60.5 million. Gambling crime drama Runner Runner faltered despite featuring Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake, arriving in third place with $7.6 million. Kidnap thriller Prisoners was down to fourth, taking in $5.7 million, while Rush was fifth with $4.4 million.
In sixth place, Joseph Gordon Levitt’s Don Jon took home $4.16 million, ahead of Baggage Claim, which fell to seventh with $4.12 million. Insidious Chapter 2 slipped a couple of places to eighth and $3.8 million and new romantic comedy arrival Pulling Strings debuted at ninth with $2.5 million. Finally, Nicole Holofcener’s Enough Said added screens and nudged its way into the top 10 with $2.1 million.
To see Sandra Bullock set fire to Justin Timberlake’s poker hand in the full chart listings, head to Box Office Mojo.