Even though it was going up against another well-reviewed film, Gravity continued its dominance at the box office for the second week in a row. Gravity finished in the top spot at the U.S. weekend box office with $44.2 million. The film has now taken in $123.4 million at the U.S box office over the course of ten days. Gravity has also brought in $68 million at the international box office, which means the film is quickly closing in on crossing $200 million worldwide.
Captain Phillips, which premiered in movie theaters this weekend, took second place with a total of $26 million. Just like Gravity, Captain Phillips has received highly positive reviews from both critics and moviegoers. In its third week of release, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 took third place with $14.2 million. Machete Kills, which is another new release, managed fourth place with $3.79 million.
Next weekend could prove more challenging for Gravity as the Carrie reboot is scheduled to premiere in movie theaters. With Halloween right around the corner, Carrie should prove popular with horror fans looking for a good scare.