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    Top Ten Box Office: 'Gravity' Force Squashes Newbies 'Fifth Estate,' 'Carrie,' and 'Escape Plan,' Young Audiences Are MIA

    Where did the young audience go? That is the compelling -- and scary -- question for studios as another October weekend falls flat, even with strong turnout from the older demographic. The top ten came in at only $94 million, down from $112 last year, as kids failed to turn out for Sony's disappoint...

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    Box Office: 'Gravity' & 'Captain Phillips' Reign Over 'Carrie'

    In spite of being in its third weekend and with Halloween right around the corner, "Gravity" took the number one spot, with "Captain Phillips" following right behind, beating out a gang of newcomers: horror remake "Carrie," Schwarzenegger and Stallone actioner "Escape Plan," and the Julian Assange s...

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    'Gravity' Strength Hides Weak Friday Box Office Results; '12 Years a Slave' Starts Well, 'Carrie,' 'All Is Lost' and 'Fifth Estate' Don't

    "Gravity" continued its impressive run with an easy $9 million #1 gross, down just under 30% from last Friday with a likely total yield of another $30 million for the weekend. But this significant number -- which would be a solid first weekend total for any October -- masks an overall continued weak...

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    Alfonso Cuaron On Why He's Not Happy About 'Gravity''s Success, But Relieved

    Despite the immediately ecstatic critical responses after its Venice premiere, Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" was still something of a box office question mark leading up to its nationwide release earlier this month with many wondering if its particularly audacious brand of big budget filmmaking would b...

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    'Captain Phillips' Opens Well Against Mighty 'Gravity' at Number One

    Two well-reviewed, high-quality films -- "Gravity" and "Captain Phillips" -- lead the Top 10 this weekend with impressive numbers. The studios, building on such late 2012 successes as "Argo," "Lincoln" and "The Life of Pi," are continuing to push a small number of awards-targeted quality projects at...

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    Alfonso Cuarón Says Studio Wanted More Flashbacks & Scenes From Mission Control In 'Gravity'

    While Warner Bros. does indeed deserve credit for bravely sticking with "Gravity" over a complicated four year development/production process, particularly for a film in a genre that isn't known for being the most consistent performer at the box office, that's not to say they didn't initially have c...

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    TIFF: My Own Private Toronto Film Festival

    Late as usual. People are attending MIPCOM in Cannes and in November AFM in Santa Monica, and I’m only now getting around to writing about my own private Toronto. I chose films I would not be able to see soon in a theater near me and I chose films because my schedule permitted me to see them. Occasi...

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    The Sound of 'Gravity:' How Dolby Atmos Helped Create the Soundtrack to Space

    The Dolby Atmos system, which allows filmmakers to "move" specific sounds anywhere in the theater, helped create the fully immersive aural experience of space in "Gravity." Director Alfonso Cuaron and Re-recording Mixer Skip Lievsay talk about the "Gravity" sound team's effort to create a dramatic s...

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    Gravity Has Biggest October Opening in History

    Gravity hit big at the box office over the weekend, grossing much more than was predicted for Alfonso Cuaron's sci-fi epic starring Sandra Bullock.

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    'Gravity' Finally Takes George Clooney's Opening Weekend Record Away From 'Batman & Robin,' But Can It Top 'Oceans' For His Best Overall?

    Beyond breaking the box office record for best opening in October, best opening in the Autumn, and best opening ever for a Sandra Bullock film, "Gravity" had the distinction of finally taking George Clooney's debut weekend record away from... "Batman & Robin"? Yep, somehow Clooney's career -- which ...

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