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Box Office: October 11-13, 2013: GRAVITY, CAPTAIN PHILLIPS

George Clooney Gravity

Box Office October 11-13, 2013. Gravity was Number One at the box office for the second weekend in a row with $44.2 Million for $123 Million so far. Captain Phillips premiered in Second Place with $26 Million. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 was Third Place with $14.2 Million. Machete Kills premiered in Fourth Place with $3.7 Million. Runner Runner was Fifth with $3.7 Million. Prisoners, Insidious Chapter 2, Rush, Don Jon, and Baggage Claim rounded out the top ten respectively.

Captain Phillips is a 2013 American action thriller directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Tom Hanks. The film is a biopic of merchant mariner Captain Richard Phillips, who was taken hostage by pirates in the Indian Ocean during the Maersk Alabama hijacking in 2009.

The screenplay by Billy Ray is based upon the book, A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea (2010), by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty. The film is produced by Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, and Michael De Luca.

Machete Kills is a 2013 American exploitation action film directed, produced, co-written, cinematographied and co-edited by Robert Rodriguez. The film is the third based on Grindhouse fake trailers; the first were Machete and Hobo with a Shotgun. Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Tom Savini, Billy Blair, Electra and Elise Avellan, Felix Sabates, and Jessica Alba reprise their roles from the first film, Machete, and are joined by series newcomers Mel Gibson, Demián Bichir, Amber Heard, Sofía Vergara, Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas, Cuba Gooding Jr., Vanessa Hudgens, Alexa Vega, William Sadler, Marko Zaror, and Charlie Sheen (credited as Carlos Estévez).

The film follows the titular ex-federale (Trejo) as he is recruited by the U.S. President (Sheen) to stop an arms dealer (Gibson) and a revolutionary (Bichir).

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Source: Boxofficemojo, Wikipedia


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