After a stellar marketing campaign and extremely positive word-of-mouth from critics
, industry legends
and even a former astronaut
, director Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" blasted off with this weekend's box office, taking in an estimated $55.6 million.
The film, which provided the best opening ever for stars George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, also raked in $27.4 million from international markets, giving it a worldwide total of $83 million. The North American numbers alone are enough to give "Gravity" the top October opening of all time, topping 2011's horror pic "Paranormal Activity 3."
"Pulse-pounding sound design, gut-wrenching performances, and visually masterful, 'Gravity' is one of the more surprisingly beautiful films of 2013," writes one moviegoer
. "Sandra Bullock and George Clooney both deliver superb performances, and if Bullock does not get a nomination there is something seriously wrong."
Check out the trailer for the film below, and if you've seen it, let us know what you think of the move below!
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