Box Office Guru Wrapup: Gravity Stuns with Record $55M Launch

Alfonso Cuarón's outer space survival thriller Gravity defied conventions both creatively and commercially and smashed the opening weekend record for October with a sensational $55.6M, according to estimates, to lead the North American box office accounting for half of all ticket sales in the top ten. The Warner Bros. release starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney took advantage of a perfect storm of sensational reviews, strong starpower, and awards buzz attracting a huge turnout which was especially impressive given that it was an original film with no built-in audience. It opened like a summer tentpole.

Gravity averaged a scorching $15,538 from 3,575 theaters over the weekend and was a major shot in the arm to the 3D and IMAX formats. With its captivating visuals and intense use of CG effects, moviegoers found it a film experience worthy of paying premium ticket prices for. A mind-boggling 80% of the weekend gross came from 3D screens. That's double the rate that many 3D action films enjoy these days. $11.2M, or 20%, of the gross came from the 323 IMAX locations for a sizzling $34,754 average.

Both Bullock and Clooney set new opening weekend career records with Gravity. Bullock just gave herself a new benchmark this past June with the $39.1M debut of The Heat while Clooney, who doesn't normally have big openings outside of his signature Ocean's franchise, beat his previous best of $42.9M set way back in 1997 with the mega-flop Batman & Robin.

After this weekend, Bullock cements her status as Hollywood's most bankable actress. Four of her last six films have opened to more than $30M. She was the primary lead in all four and none were franchise movies with built-in audiences. With the romantic comedy The Proposal, the football drama The Blind Side, the buddy cop comedy The Heat, and the space thriller Gravity, the Oscar-winning actress sells across all genres. That sets her apart from Angelina Jolie who struggles to open movies outside of her action safety zone.

After generating ample awards buzz by playing a trifecta of key film festivals - Venice, Telluride, and Toronto - Gravity became red hot and then generated fantastic reviews from all around. The PG-13 pic became that rare breed - a prestige picture with broad commercial appeal. Strong marketing helped attract the sci-fi crowd allowing it to pull from multiple audience segments. Friday kicked off with a solid $17.5M while Saturday saw an impressive 31% surge to $23M. Sunday is estimated to drop by 35% to $15M.

For October, the space disaster film beat the month's previous record for best opener which was $52.6M set in 2011 by Paranormal Activity 3. The margin of victory may not have been too much, and the horror hit didn't have premium ticket prices to boost grosses, however Gravity's performance was amazing considering it was an original film. The other seven biggest October openings of all-time are either sequels or animated films and until now, no original live-action film had ever opened to north of $40M in either September or October.

According to studio research, Gravity skewed more towards the guys with 54% of the audience being male. Not surprising for a movie set almost entirely in space. A very high 59% were over the age of 35 and audience satisfaction was good as the pic earned an A- grade from CinemaScore.

Produced for roughly $100M, Gravity opened like a summer blockbuster. In fact, it debuted better than every live-action film released since June's World War Z starring Clooney's pal Brad Pitt. Plus the road ahead seems bright given the positive buzz and older audience. That means holdover competition it will give to upcoming mature-skewing adult dramas Captain Phillips and The Fifth Estate will be even stronger.

Gravity is just getting started with international territories but it's already looking to become a fall behemoth with the majority of fans paying extra for the 3D and IMAX formats, just like their North American comrades. 27 markets opened this weekend delivering $27.4M with 3D accounting for an average of 70% of the gross. Russia led with $8.1M, 75% from 3D. The format's share in Germany was a phenomenal 97% this weekend and 95% in Italy. Key markets like Brazil, Korea, Mexico, France, Japan, and the U.K. are still to come and the studio is still trying to confirm a release in China, the most lucrative overseas market for 3D and IMAX content.

Declining by a reasonable 37% from its opening weekend, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 settled for second with an estimated $21.5M for a ten-day tally of $60.6M. That made for a better hold compared to the summer's pair of toon sequel juggernauts - Monsters University fell 45% and Despicable Me 2 dropped 47%. The first Cloudy dipped just 17% in its sophomore round, but was an original pic with less of a built-in audience. Produced for $78M, the second Cloudy looks to end its domestic run a few notches below the $124.9M of its predecessor.

Stumbling into third place was the critically-panned online gambling drama Runner Runner which debuted to just $7.6M, according to estimates, from 3,026 locations for a weak $2,512 average. Fox's R-rated film starring Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck (in a lead role but taking the "and" credit) was rejected across the board by reviewers and opened below the $12.1M of the 'N Sync star's sci-fi pic In Time from October 2011. Runner cost $30M to produce and after its overseas bow a week ago, worldwide grosses stand at $31.1M.

A number of September leftovers followed with each collecting a modest amount. Former number one Prisoners dropped 48% to an estimated $5.7M for a $47.9M total for Warner Bros. Ron Howard's awards hopeful Rush starring Chris Hemsworth stumbled 56% and took in an estimated $4.4M giving Universal a soft cume of only $18.1M.

Don Jon fell a sharp 52% in its sophomore round grossing an estimated $4.2M and just $16.1M after ten days for Relativity. Star Joseph Gordon-Levitt along with Hemsworth and Timberlake make up members of the new generation of male leads, but all have failed to attract notable sales with their recent films this fall.

Falling 54% to an estimated $4.1M was Fox Searchlight's romantic comedy Baggage Claim which has taken in $15.2M to date. Horror hit Insidious Chapter 2 followed with an estimated $3.9M, down 41%, putting FilmDistrict at an impressive $74.8M.

The second Spanish-language hit of the fall entered the top ten as the Mexico City-set romantic comedy Pulling Strings debuted to an estimated $2.5M from 387 locations for a respectable $6,460 average. The PG-rated film earned a glowing A+ CinemaScore for Lionsgate and was produced by Latino studio Pantelion which saw its last film Instructions Not Included spend the past five weeks in the national top ten following its $7.8M opening weekend. Its current total is a stellar $41.3M.

Rounding out the top ten was the arthouse comedy Enough Said starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the late James Gandolfini which nearly doubled its run and collected an estimated $2.2M from 437 locations for a $4,920 average. Cume for Fox Searchlight is $5.4M.

Ahead of next weekend's nationwide roll-out, Sony's Somali pirate drama Captain Phillips starring Tom Hanks got a round of 800 sneak previews on Saturday night to help bolster buzz for the tough-to-sell pic. The studio reported that the sneaks were 75% full on average and that many shows were sold out across all regions of the country. Research showed that the audience was split evenly between males and females and that the crowd was very mature with 71% being over 35. Garnering strong early reviews, Captain Phillips opens on Friday in more than 3,000 locations.

The top ten films grossed an estimated $111.6M which was down 14% from last year when Taken 2 debuted at number one with $49.5M; but up 39% from 2011 when Real Steel opened in the top spot with $27.3M.

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Comments

Francesco Fortuna

Francesco Fortuna

I loved Gravity! So happy for it!

Oct 6 - 05:43 PM

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Francesco Fortuna

Francesco Fortuna

Fair enough, although I couldn't still help but root for Bullock'c character. I wouldn't say there was no character development, just very little of it, but it was still enough to make me feel bad for everyone. Maybe since this has been a shitty year for movies this stuck out to me more. I thought this was a very tense film and the 3-D is probably the best I've seen in a while. I loved Moon, but I loved this film just as much.

Oct 6 - 07:36 PM

Cole Miller

Cole Miller

I still loved it. I did feel that they should have developed the characters a bit more, but it was still a near perfect film. However, it is not the kind of film I was expecting given the reviews, it was a Pop-corn film, I was expecting something like Moon. Which is still the greatest space film of all time.

Oct 6 - 07:38 PM

Onion Rovirosa

Onion Rovirosa

TROLL

Oct 6 - 08:10 PM

Gage Kent

Gage Kent

>all special effects
yeah, no.
>no character development
what?
>nothing gritty
yeah... just some dude missing a chunk of his face.

either a troll or a retard for sure.

Oct 6 - 08:18 PM

Vincent

Cutler the Lone Cowboy

Oooo, a 2 minute scene discussing Bullock's life on home. Yeah, that's all the development there.

Oct 7 - 12:30 PM

Brad and Netflix

Bradly Martin

I think it looks Amazing but what's with the 1940's Dialogue? A Woman in the Work Place!? HOW ABSURD! "HELP HELP I'M HYSTERICAL WOMAN! I NEED TO BE TOLD THE SIMPLISTIC TASK BY THE MAN OF MEN GEORGE CLOONEY! LIKE GRAB ON TO SOMETHING! THATS LIKE A MALE LIFE GUARD TELLING A HYSTERICAL WOMAN LIFE GUARD DON'T BREATH THE WATER! DON'T DROWN!" Seriously are the visuals worth all of that? Before you think of this as a Troll Rant. Would anybody accept Sandra Bullock giving a hysterical George Clooney these directions?

Oct 7 - 06:49 AM

Jared Leonard

Jared Leonard

I felt the same way at first but after discussing the beginning of the movie with my girlfriend she reminded me that it was established early on that Sandra's character was on her first space walk and was only there as a mission specialist to work on Hubble's software. Her initial incompetence was due to inexperience and high anxiety from *mild spoiler* her child's death. *end spoiler* This woman was so good with software troubleshooting that she was selected to do the space EVA repairs on Hubble despite her lack of experience in space. Also *major spoiler* her character is developed as she reconciles the death of her child and finds her will to survive under high stress. *end major spoiler* the believability that one character or the other would be hysterical is not established by gender but rather the personality and history of the individuals. It is unlikely that Clooney's character would be anything other than level headed as he is a space veteran. Taking all this into consideration your statements seem to imply imply that a female can NEVER be portrayed as hysterical or panicked which comes across just as sexist as saying females should only be portrayed in movies as highly sexualized. Also huge character development and a strong female character dominates this movie as she is courageous *spoiler* enough to survive * end spoiler* and find her focus putting all her training to use.

Oct 7 - 07:27 AM

Brad and Netflix

Bradly Martin

yeah I'm sure it will be just as tense with all those spoilers you've given. Though I never thought any thing bad would happen to an A-lister like Bullock. Thanks for letting me know her mass hysteria is from a dead Child. Kind of like Clive Owen's character driven motivations in Children of Men. Alfonse Curon have experience with this theme in real life?

Oct 7 - 08:45 AM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Too bad JGL, Chris Hemsworth and Justin Timberlake are stuck with fists full of soft cume this fall. At least Paranormal Activity no longer has the October record. Justice has been done.

Oct 6 - 05:47 PM

Vincent

Cutler the Lone Cowboy

Justin Timberlake? Oh, the gay singer.

Oct 6 - 07:01 PM

Zuben

LKDJSLDJ sa;ks;fk;s

A real thinker, this Dr. Decker.

Oct 6 - 07:10 PM

Lyle Bandoquillo

Lyle Bandoquillo

He's actually straight

Oct 6 - 07:30 PM

Frisby2007

Frisby 2007

All you guys keep forgetting that trolls don't have opinions. So Dr. Decker's excrement in letters mean nothing.

Oct 6 - 08:50 PM

Dave J

Dave J

Timberlake is straight but I think you know what many hard core headbangers really think about pop musicians!

Oct 7 - 11:46 AM

Vincent

Cutler the Lone Cowboy

Wasn't he from Nsync? One of them was gay.

Oct 7 - 12:24 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

It's not a contagion, "doctor".

Oct 7 - 01:10 PM

Vincent

Cutler the Lone Cowboy

Actually, it is. Ever hear of the theory "Mad Homo Disease"? It's a virus that attacks the cerebellum and your prostate.

Oct 7 - 01:16 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Is that what "he" told you?

Oct 7 - 02:18 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Sorry, doctor, the word "gay" doesn't mean anyone who's more talented and gets more kooch than you do. "Gay" means someone who gets scared when they see a man they find attractive, and reflexively call that target of their desire "gay" as a defense mechanism.

Oct 6 - 07:37 PM

Josh Miller

Josh Miller

I think you fucked up that last part of the comment... Derp!

Oct 7 - 11:02 AM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

It's a complex sentence. It's deliberately designed to become a vicious circle. "Derp" is another kind of defense mechanism.

Oct 7 - 12:24 PM

King  S.

King Simba

To be fair to Levitt and Hemsworth, their films just didn't have wide appeal (at least Stateside in Rush's case), so it's not like the performance of Rush and Don Jon will have an impact on their careers. I doubt those films would have done much better even if they had bigger stars behind them.

Oct 7 - 03:32 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Well, to be fair, I just couldn't resist.

Oct 7 - 04:04 PM

Lenny M.

Lenny Monroe

A critically acclaimed movie, possibly the BEST critically acclaimed movie of the year, which is not a sequel, not based on an already existing franchise, debuted at #1 at the box office AND set a box-office record. This was a great weekend for movies. I loved Gravity. A simple yet very powerful movie. The technical side of the film was very big-budget and pronounced while the directorial side was small and sincere. What a great combination from a very talented director. The best 3D film I've seen and my favorite film of the year so far. Sci-Fi films usually don't get toofar with Academy Awards other than in the technical awards categories but it'll be amazing to see if it can get any others. I can't praise this film enough.

Oct 6 - 06:00 PM

Vincent

Cutler the Lone Cowboy

Well, Avatar got similar praise and it was a smash during the Oscars. It nearly won Best Pic. Plus, Curon has had his fair share of Oscar buzz with Sci Fi (Children of Men). I can definitely see it getting at least a nomination for something big (Director). Though I wasn't fond of it, I can see the film getting some good Oscar buzz.

Oct 6 - 07:08 PM

King  S.

King Simba

Sadly, it seems like the only time they seriously regard science fiction is when it becomes too huge to ignore. The only science fiction best picture nominees I can think of were E.T, A New Hope, Avatar and District 9 and all of those set the record for most succesful films of all time, with the exception of District 9, which let's face it probably wouldn't have gotten that nomination if there had been only 5 slot or so many of the oscar hopefuls that year hadn't ended up underwhelming (it was the year BlindSide also got a nomination don't forget). Even Children of Men for all of its acclaim could only get one non-technical oscar nomination.

Oct 7 - 03:28 PM

Typhon

Typhon Q

GRAVITY FOR THE WIN

Oct 6 - 06:23 PM

andrew g.

andrew g

prediction- gravity wins 4 oscars (editing, effects, cinematography, directing), should win best pic but hollywood will give that to some fartsy pic

Oct 6 - 06:25 PM

Wesley Trentacosta

Wesley Trentacosta

You're right, and it indeed deserves best picture. The effort went into crafting this film is unimmaginable.

Oct 6 - 06:41 PM

Dave J

Dave J

You do realize that "Gravity" was not the first film that was about someone becoming stranded in space, as their was many others- some are based on fact!

Oct 7 - 11:43 AM

Onion Rovirosa

Onion Rovirosa

12 years a slave will sweep including best director

Oct 6 - 08:12 PM

Dave J

Dave J

You've seen it! And how was it!

Oct 7 - 11:43 AM

Gage Kent

Gage Kent

To early to tell. The effects and cinematography are certainly worthy of a nomination (at the very least).

Oct 6 - 08:19 PM

RoHiT

Good Looking RoHiT

Well, there are lots of good choices for best director .

Oct 6 - 09:11 PM

Typhon

Typhon Q

It definitely has the technical awards all locked down. I have a feeling that it will be this year's Life of Pi.

Oct 6 - 09:17 PM

RoHiT

Good Looking RoHiT

Yeah, I agree on that.

Oct 6 - 10:15 PM

Brad and Netflix

Bradly Martin

I think your required to have at least 30 people in your cast to get a Directing Nod. Not kidding, they do have some kind of strange rule about that. Same with Writing...lots a crazy rules from those old fuddy duddies.

Oct 7 - 10:51 AM

David Marsteller

David Marsteller

I think Gravity and Pacific Rim are going to duke it out with the editing, effects, and cinematography category. They are both really well done.

Oct 7 - 01:16 PM

Typhon

Typhon Q

Pacific Rim has no chance. Big budget action never get recognition even if their technical aspects are never recognized by the Academy (e.g. Avengers). They always lose out to some silly drama with little bits of CGI in it (Life of Pi and Gravity are exceptions to this because they're both actually really good.)

Oct 7 - 09:59 PM

Lenny M.

Lenny Monroe

Transformers 1 and 3 both got nominations in Visual Effects and Sound Mixing.

Oct 8 - 08:35 AM

Typhon

Typhon Q

Yeah but they had no chance of winning at all.

Oct 8 - 12:07 PM

Wesley Trentacosta

Wesley Trentacosta

You're right, and it indeed deserves best picture. The effort went into crafting this film is unimmaginable.

Oct 6 - 06:41 PM

Dave J

Dave J

You do realize that "Gravity" was not the first film that was about someone becoming stranded in space, as their was many others- some are based on fact!

Oct 7 - 11:43 AM

Vincent

Cutler the Lone Cowboy

Justin Timberlake? Oh, the gay singer.

Oct 6 - 07:01 PM

Zuben

LKDJSLDJ sa;ks;fk;s

A real thinker, this Dr. Decker.

Oct 6 - 07:10 PM

Lyle Bandoquillo

Lyle Bandoquillo

He's actually straight

Oct 6 - 07:30 PM

Frisby2007

Frisby 2007

All you guys keep forgetting that trolls don't have opinions. So Dr. Decker's excrement in letters mean nothing.

Oct 6 - 08:50 PM

Dave J

Dave J

Timberlake is straight but I think you know what many hard core headbangers really think about pop musicians!

Oct 7 - 11:46 AM

Vincent

Cutler the Lone Cowboy

Wasn't he from Nsync? One of them was gay.

Oct 7 - 12:24 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

It's not a contagion, "doctor".

Oct 7 - 01:10 PM

Vincent

Cutler the Lone Cowboy

Actually, it is. Ever hear of the theory "Mad Homo Disease"? It's a virus that attacks the cerebellum and your prostate.

Oct 7 - 01:16 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Is that what "he" told you?

Oct 7 - 02:18 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Sorry, doctor, the word "gay" doesn't mean anyone who's more talented and gets more kooch than you do. "Gay" means someone who gets scared when they see a man they find attractive, and reflexively call that target of their desire "gay" as a defense mechanism.

Oct 6 - 07:37 PM

Josh Miller

Josh Miller

I think you fucked up that last part of the comment... Derp!

Oct 7 - 11:02 AM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

It's a complex sentence. It's deliberately designed to become a vicious circle. "Derp" is another kind of defense mechanism.

Oct 7 - 12:24 PM

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Francesco Fortuna

Francesco Fortuna

Fair enough, although I couldn't still help but root for Bullock'c character. I wouldn't say there was no character development, just very little of it, but it was still enough to make me feel bad for everyone. Maybe since this has been a shitty year for movies this stuck out to me more. I thought this was a very tense film and the 3-D is probably the best I've seen in a while. I loved Moon, but I loved this film just as much.

Oct 6 - 07:36 PM

Cole Miller

Cole Miller

I still loved it. I did feel that they should have developed the characters a bit more, but it was still a near perfect film. However, it is not the kind of film I was expecting given the reviews, it was a Pop-corn film, I was expecting something like Moon. Which is still the greatest space film of all time.

Oct 6 - 07:38 PM

Onion Rovirosa

Onion Rovirosa

TROLL

Oct 6 - 08:10 PM

Gage Kent

Gage Kent

>all special effects
yeah, no.
>no character development
what?
>nothing gritty
yeah... just some dude missing a chunk of his face.

either a troll or a retard for sure.

Oct 6 - 08:18 PM

Vincent

Cutler the Lone Cowboy

Oooo, a 2 minute scene discussing Bullock's life on home. Yeah, that's all the development there.

Oct 7 - 12:30 PM

Brad and Netflix

Bradly Martin

I think it looks Amazing but what's with the 1940's Dialogue? A Woman in the Work Place!? HOW ABSURD! "HELP HELP I'M HYSTERICAL WOMAN! I NEED TO BE TOLD THE SIMPLISTIC TASK BY THE MAN OF MEN GEORGE CLOONEY! LIKE GRAB ON TO SOMETHING! THATS LIKE A MALE LIFE GUARD TELLING A HYSTERICAL WOMAN LIFE GUARD DON'T BREATH THE WATER! DON'T DROWN!" Seriously are the visuals worth all of that? Before you think of this as a Troll Rant. Would anybody accept Sandra Bullock giving a hysterical George Clooney these directions?

Oct 7 - 06:49 AM

Jared Leonard

Jared Leonard

I felt the same way at first but after discussing the beginning of the movie with my girlfriend she reminded me that it was established early on that Sandra's character was on her first space walk and was only there as a mission specialist to work on Hubble's software. Her initial incompetence was due to inexperience and high anxiety from *mild spoiler* her child's death. *end spoiler* This woman was so good with software troubleshooting that she was selected to do the space EVA repairs on Hubble despite her lack of experience in space. Also *major spoiler* her character is developed as she reconciles the death of her child and finds her will to survive under high stress. *end major spoiler* the believability that one character or the other would be hysterical is not established by gender but rather the personality and history of the individuals. It is unlikely that Clooney's character would be anything other than level headed as he is a space veteran. Taking all this into consideration your statements seem to imply imply that a female can NEVER be portrayed as hysterical or panicked which comes across just as sexist as saying females should only be portrayed in movies as highly sexualized. Also huge character development and a strong female character dominates this movie as she is courageous *spoiler* enough to survive * end spoiler* and find her focus putting all her training to use.

Oct 7 - 07:27 AM

Brad and Netflix

Bradly Martin

yeah I'm sure it will be just as tense with all those spoilers you've given. Though I never thought any thing bad would happen to an A-lister like Bullock. Thanks for letting me know her mass hysteria is from a dead Child. Kind of like Clive Owen's character driven motivations in Children of Men. Alfonse Curon have experience with this theme in real life?

Oct 7 - 08:45 AM

Vincent

Cutler the Lone Cowboy

Well, Avatar got similar praise and it was a smash during the Oscars. It nearly won Best Pic. Plus, Curon has had his fair share of Oscar buzz with Sci Fi (Children of Men). I can definitely see it getting at least a nomination for something big (Director). Though I wasn't fond of it, I can see the film getting some good Oscar buzz.

Oct 6 - 07:08 PM

King  S.

King Simba

Sadly, it seems like the only time they seriously regard science fiction is when it becomes too huge to ignore. The only science fiction best picture nominees I can think of were E.T, A New Hope, Avatar and District 9 and all of those set the record for most succesful films of all time, with the exception of District 9, which let's face it probably wouldn't have gotten that nomination if there had been only 5 slot or so many of the oscar hopefuls that year hadn't ended up underwhelming (it was the year BlindSide also got a nomination don't forget). Even Children of Men for all of its acclaim could only get one non-technical oscar nomination.

Oct 7 - 03:28 PM

Zuben

LKDJSLDJ sa;ks;fk;s

A real thinker, this Dr. Decker.

Oct 6 - 07:10 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

Saw Gravity in IMAX 3D, loved the shit outta it. Truly fantastic film. I don't think it's as good as Children of Men, but almost nothing post-2000s is, so I can't really fault it for that.

I'm not one to care about awards - hell, I haven't watched an Oscar ceremony or followed who won in probably a decade - but I would be shocked if Cuaron's latest doesn't win cinematography and sound design (is that what the categories are called?), at the very least.

Oct 6 - 07:28 PM

I fight for the users

Ian Fastert

Have you seen Moon? Great sy-fy from 2009.

Oct 7 - 04:16 AM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

Of course. Duncan Jones is a great director. Source Code, while not as good as Moon, is also a solid sci-fi flick.

Oct 7 - 03:24 PM

Lyle Bandoquillo

Lyle Bandoquillo

He's actually straight

Oct 6 - 07:30 PM

Frisby2007

Frisby 2007

All you guys keep forgetting that trolls don't have opinions. So Dr. Decker's excrement in letters mean nothing.

Oct 6 - 08:50 PM

Dave J

Dave J

Timberlake is straight but I think you know what many hard core headbangers really think about pop musicians!

Oct 7 - 11:46 AM

Vincent

Cutler the Lone Cowboy

Wasn't he from Nsync? One of them was gay.

Oct 7 - 12:24 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

It's not a contagion, "doctor".

Oct 7 - 01:10 PM

Vincent

Cutler the Lone Cowboy

Actually, it is. Ever hear of the theory "Mad Homo Disease"? It's a virus that attacks the cerebellum and your prostate.

Oct 7 - 01:16 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Is that what "he" told you?

Oct 7 - 02:18 PM

Francesco Fortuna

Francesco Fortuna

Fair enough, although I couldn't still help but root for Bullock'c character. I wouldn't say there was no character development, just very little of it, but it was still enough to make me feel bad for everyone. Maybe since this has been a shitty year for movies this stuck out to me more. I thought this was a very tense film and the 3-D is probably the best I've seen in a while. I loved Moon, but I loved this film just as much.

Oct 6 - 07:36 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Sorry, doctor, the word "gay" doesn't mean anyone who's more talented and gets more kooch than you do. "Gay" means someone who gets scared when they see a man they find attractive, and reflexively call that target of their desire "gay" as a defense mechanism.

Oct 6 - 07:37 PM

Josh Miller

Josh Miller

I think you fucked up that last part of the comment... Derp!

Oct 7 - 11:02 AM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

It's a complex sentence. It's deliberately designed to become a vicious circle. "Derp" is another kind of defense mechanism.

Oct 7 - 12:24 PM

Cole Miller

Cole Miller

I still loved it. I did feel that they should have developed the characters a bit more, but it was still a near perfect film. However, it is not the kind of film I was expecting given the reviews, it was a Pop-corn film, I was expecting something like Moon. Which is still the greatest space film of all time.

Oct 6 - 07:38 PM

Onion Rovirosa

Onion Rovirosa

TROLL

Oct 6 - 08:10 PM

Onion Rovirosa

Onion Rovirosa

12 years a slave will sweep including best director

Oct 6 - 08:12 PM

Dave J

Dave J

You've seen it! And how was it!

Oct 7 - 11:43 AM

Gage Kent

Gage Kent

>all special effects
yeah, no.
>no character development
what?
>nothing gritty
yeah... just some dude missing a chunk of his face.

either a troll or a retard for sure.

Oct 6 - 08:18 PM

Vincent

Cutler the Lone Cowboy

Oooo, a 2 minute scene discussing Bullock's life on home. Yeah, that's all the development there.

Oct 7 - 12:30 PM

Gage Kent

Gage Kent

To early to tell. The effects and cinematography are certainly worthy of a nomination (at the very least).

Oct 6 - 08:19 PM

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