Gravity has been a force to be reckoned with at the box office. For the third weekend in a row, the Sandra Bullock-George Clooney thriller was the top film, earning an estimated 31 million dollars.
Tom Hanks' drama, Captain Phillips, finished in the second spot, with 17.3 million dollars.
The horror remake Carrie, starring Chloe Grace Moretz in the titular role, debuted in third place, raising 17 million bucks.
The Sylvester Stallone action flick Escape Plan collected 9.8 million dollars, good for fifth place.
And the WikiLeaks drama The Fifth Estate flopped, ending the weekend in the eighth spot, with 1.7 million dollars. To put that number into perspective, the buzzworthy film 12 Years a Slave made 960 thousand dollars in 1,750 fewer theaters.
Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to Rentrak:
1. Gravity, $31 million.
2. Captain Phillips, $17.3 million.
3. Carrie, $17 million.
4. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, $10.1 million.
5. Escape Plan, $9.8 million.
6. Prisoners, $2.1 million.
7. Enough Said, $1.8 million.
8. The Fifth Estate, $1.7 million.
9. Runner Runner, $1.6 million.
10. Insidious: Chapter 2, $1.5 million.