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Weekend Report, October 7, 2013

Could it be that this awards season will see the perfect marriage of art and commerce? If Gravity is any indication, we could be in for a fall that pleases both critics and audiences alike. The two-hander, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, set an October opening record with $55M, obliterating the weekend's other major premiere, Runner Runner. Look for Gravity to be equally popular among Academy voters next year.

 

Gravity: $55M

Alfonso Cuaron
UTA - Steve Rabineau

Sandra Bullock
CAA - Kevin Huvane

George Clooney
CAA - Bryan Lourd

 

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2: $21.5M

Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn
UTA - Jason Burns (Pearn only)

Bill Hader
UTA - Josh Katz
Odenkirk/Provissiero Entertainment - Naomi Odenkirk

Anna Faris
WME - Warren Zavala
Anonymous Content - Doug Wald

 

Runner Runner: $7.6M

Brad Furman
CAA - Stuart Manashil
Atlas Entertainment - Aaron Ginsburg

Justin Timberlake
WME - Brandt Joel
LBI Entertainment - Rick Yorn

Ben Affleck
WME - Patrick Whitesell

 

Prisoners: $5.7M 

Denis Villeneuve
CAA - Maha Dakhil

Hugh Jackman
WME - Patrick Whitesell

Jake Gyllenhaal
WME - Patrick Whitesell

 

Rush: $4.4M

Ron Howard
CAA - Richard Lovett

Chris Hemsworth
CAA - Bryan Lourd
ROAR - Will Ward

Daniel Bruhl
WME - Jerome Duboz

 

Source: Box Office Mojo