Rave reviews and a smart, scary-good marketing campaign have propelled "Gravity" to a cosmic $55.5 million opening weekend. It's not only a record for the month of October, but also the biggest opening for both George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. Early Oscar buzz has the space drama (or is that "sci-fi drama"?) at the front of the awards pack, but will it maintain its momentum, or drift off into the ether?
As for the rest of this week's list...
October 9, 2013
1. "Gravity" (Last week: Not ranked)
How many times have you seen it? Is it one of your Oscar picks?
2. "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" (Last week: No. 2)
Sgt. Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) himself has confirmed the sequel's addition of Elizabeth Olsen as the Scarlet Witch.
3." Ant-Man" (Last week: Not ranked)
No casting news yet, but director Edgar Wright tweeted a little pic just to remind fans that Marvel's still working on it. Who would you like to see play Hank Pym?
4. "Ted 2" (Last week: Not ranked)
Universal must be pretty confident about Seth MacFarlane's sequel. It's been moved up to June, 2015, where it will compete for box office glory with "Jurassic Park VI," "Despicable Me: Minions," and even and "Superman Vs. Batman."
5. "Fantastic Four" (Last week: Not ranked)
What franchise isn't being written by this Simon Kinberg guy? He penned "X-Men: Days of Future Past," will help out with "Star Wars" and is now hard at work on this reboot, being directed by Josh Track ("Chronicle"). Is "Star Trek" next?
6. "Cruella" (Last week: Not ranked)
After "Maleficent," Disney will give the "101 Dalmatians" villainess the spotlight in this live-action film. Who's next? The guy from "Mulan"?
7. "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair" (Last week: Not ranked)
After some time in purgatory, the franchise is returning to the big screen, with a new production team in tow.
8. "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" (Last week: Not ranked)
With this new trailer, we finally get a look at the latest film based on the writings of the late Tom Clancy. Can Chris Pine do the character justice?
9. "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" (Last week: Not ranked)
Action and romance abound in the newest trailer for the middle part of the prequel trilogy. We still miss Viggo Mortensen though.
10. "Machete Kills" (Last week: Not ranked)
Singer-turned-actress Lady Gaga's new tune "Aura" powers the latest trailer for Robert Rodriguez's sequel.
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1987 | Comedy | RSummary: A mother and her two teenage sons move to a seemingly nice and quiet small coastal California town yet soon find out that it's overrun by bike gangs and vampires. A couple of teenage friends take it upon themselves to hunt down the vampires that they suspect of a few mysterious murders and restor...Director: Joel Schumacher
Cast: Jason Patric, Corey Feldman, Dianne Wiest, Corey Haim
1962 | Comedy | NRSummary: Wonderfully surreal comedy in which a society dinner party turns shockingly strange when the attendees find themselves unable to leave... and then things get really weird.Director: Luis Buñuel
Cast: Silvia Pinal, Jacqueline Andere, Enrique Rambal
1994 | Documentary | RSummary: Underground comics artist Robert Crumb is profiled alongside his very odd, occasionally traumatized family members in this moving and darkly comic documentary.Director: Terry Zwigoff
Cast: Robert Crumb, Aline Kominsky, Charles Crumb
1996 | Drama | RSummary: Renton is living the dream and that dream is Heroin. As Renton struggles with the agony and ecstasy of his life we follow him and his increasingly unstable mates. Drinking, fighting, drugs, sex and the most disgusting toilet in Scotland. Choose Trainspotting.Director: Danny Boyle
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle
2010 | Comedy | RSummary: One of the funniest and bloodiest-ever cases of mistaken intentions ensues when a group of college campers assumes two good-natured rednecks must be killers.Director: Eli Craig
Cast: Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk, Katrina Bowden
2008 | Drama | NRSummary: An inside look at Italy's modern-day crime families, the Camorra in Naples and Caserta. Based on a book by Roberto Saviano. Power, money and blood: these are the "values" that the residents of the Province of Naples and Caserta, have to face every day. They hardly ever have a choice, and are forc...Director: Matteo Garrone
Cast: Salvatore Abruzzese, Simone Sacchettino, Salvatore Ruocco, Vincenzo Fabricino
2013 | Drama | TV-MASummary: The second season of this show set in a women’s prison finds the supporting cast of characters frequently commanding center stage.Director: Jenji Kohan (creator)
Cast: Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning
1986 | Family | GSummary: In Victorian London, England, a little mouse girl's toymaker father is abducted by a peg-legged bat. She enlists the aid of Basil of Baker Street, the rodent world's answer to Sherlock Holmes. The case expands as Basil uncovers the crime's link to a plot against the Crown itself.Director: Ron Clements, Burny Mattinson, David Michener, John Musker
Cast: Barrie Ingham, Val Bettin, Vincent Price, Susanne Pollatschek
2013 | Drama | NRSummary: The classic "cop and killer" thriller story is given new life and energy in this Belfast-set TV series.Director: Allan Cubitt
Cast: Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan, John Lynch
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