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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:18 am 
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Check Out a New Trailer for Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity!

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September 4, 2013

A new trailer for Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity is now online and you can check it out in the player below!

In the film, Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone--tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth...and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.

Gravity hits 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters on October 4.



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 Post subject: Re: Gravity
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Box Office Results: Gravity Blasts Off with Record $55.6 Million Opening!

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October 6, 2013

The ComingSoon.net Box Office Report has been updated with studio estimates for the weekend. Click here for the full box office estimates of the top 12 films and then check back on Monday for the final figures based on actual box office.

After years of production, director Alfonso Cuarón's space thriller Gravity dominated the box office its opening weekend with an estimated $55.6 million from 3,575 theaters domestically, an impressive average of $15,538 per theater. The opening marks the highest ever for the month of October, surpassing previous record holder Paranormal Activity 3, which earned $52.6 million in 2011. The film also is the best opening ever for its stars - Sandra Bullock's previous best was The Heat ($39.1 million) and George Clooney's was Batman & Robin ($42.9 million).

The $100 million Warner Bros. space thriller, produced by David Heyman of the "Harry Potter" films, runs only 90 minutes long and received an A- CinemaScore from audiences. The film also managed to jump 31% in ticket sales on Saturday, meaning word-of-mouth is spreading fast which could mean impressive legs. Internationally, Gravity earned $27.4 million from 27 markets for a worldwide total of $83 million.

80% of ticket sales came from 3D screens domestically and the international share was 70%. Those are promising stats considering the big decline in 3D attendance this year. The film opened on 323 IMAX screens domestically where it generated $11.3 million, or about 1/5th of the total gross. Internationally on 89 IMAX runs, Gravity grossed $3.2 million this weekend for a worldwide total of $14.4 million, breaking IMAX's previous October record of $10 million.

Dropping down a spot to second place was Sony Pictures Animation's Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. Made for $78 million, the sequel lost just 36.8% in ticket sales with $21.5 million. Featuring a voice cast that includes Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Will Forte, Andy Samberg, Benjamin Bratt, Neil Patrick Harris, Terry Crews and Kristen Schaal, the film has earned $60.6 million domestically after 10 days.

Moviegoers didn't care much about the new 20th Century Fox thriller Runner Runner, starring Justin Timberlake, Ben Affleck, Gemma Arterton and Anthony Mackie. The film debuted with $7.6 million from 3,026 theaters, an average of $2,512 per theater. Receiving a poor C CinemaScore from audiences, the Brad Furman-directed film cost $30 million to make.

Warner Bros.' Prisoners came in at No. 4 with $5.7 million its third weekend in theaters. The $46 million-budgeted thriller has reached $47.9 million total.

Rounding out the top five was Ron Howard's Rush. The Formula 1 drama added $4.4 million and has collected $18 million. The film cost $38 million to produce.

Columbia Pictures also sneaked the Paul Greengrass thriller Captain Phillips, starring Tom Hanks, in 800 locations on Saturday night. The studio says the sneaks were about 75% full throughout the country.


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 Post subject: Re: Gravity
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Shelling out for the Imax 3D treatment in a couple hours.
Haven't done that since Tron.
Hope it's worth it. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Gravity
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I've got free passes, so the Mrs and I will be checking it out this weekend. I purposely haven't read any of the reviews, but I think it'll be great.

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 Post subject: Re: Gravity
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:42 am 
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Awesome spectacle. Good story.
Best effects since Avatar. Glad I shelled out the money, because it'll lose a lot on a regular screen.

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 Post subject: Re: Gravity
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:33 pm 
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Shelling out for the Imax 3D treatment in a couple hours.
Haven't done that since Tron.
Hope it's worth it. :wink:


That's whats great about being my age.

THE SENIOR DISCOUNT!

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I loved the Marvin Martian cameo. Hey, it's a Warner Brothers film! You had to expect a Looney Tunes, DC Comics or Harry Potter reference in there somewhere. :wink:

Overall, I really enjoyed the movie. It was a story of courage, hope and perseverance. I do recommend seeing it in Imax 3D. It very much adds to the experience.


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 Post subject: Re: Gravity
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:51 am 
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You have movie theatres that still offer Senior Discounts????

I thought those went away with Matinee pricing a few years back.

Basically, a movie out here is $10 a person give or take $0.25 depending on age or time of day.

3D is more, and Imax is close to $20 a ticket with no discounts whatsoever.

Pretty much the main reason why I don't see movies in theatres more than 3-4 times a year.

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 Post subject: Re: Gravity
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Wow. Really?
Things have gotten bad in my old stomping grounds. :?
I paid $12 for IMAX 3D on Sunday. And you can get in for about $7 if you come before 6 PM on weekdays.

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 Post subject: Re: Gravity
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TIckets are 6 dollars here at night and 4 during the day and I still don't see most movies in theaters.


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 Post subject: Re: Gravity
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bnjmnrlyr wrote:
You have movie theatres that still offer Senior Discounts????


Yep, and we still have bargain matinees.


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 Post subject: Re: Gravity
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Boom! Gravity Tops Box Office Its Second Weekend with $44.3M

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October 13, 2013

The ComingSoon.net Box Office Report has been updated with studio estimates for the weekend. Click here for the full box office estimates of the top 12 films and then check back on Monday for the final figures based on actual box office.

There was no stopping Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity, as the space thriller defied second weekend box office drops and took in another $44.3 million in first place! That means the film, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, dipped just 20.7% in ticket sales. The Warner Bros. release has reached $123.4 million at the domestic box office and has surpassed the $150 million mark worldwide. Gravity earned a strong $9 million from 278 IMAX theaters (20+% of the $44.3 million) in which it has reached a total of $26.5 million domestically and $33.3 million worldwide. The movie was made for about $100 million.

The new Paul Greengrass thriller Captain Phillips, starring Tom Hanks, got off to a great start with an estimated $26 million from 3,020 theaters in second place. Columbia Pictures expected the movie, produced for $55 million, to make about $19 million this weekend. Captain Phillips is playing in 45 IMAX theaters, where it earned $450,000 this weekend. The film received an A CinemaScore from audiences.

Sony Pictures Animation's Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 dropped a spot to third with $14.2 million for a three-week total of $78 million. The animated sequel cost $78 million to make.

Robert Rodriguez's Machete Kills debuted in fourth place but managed to bring in just $3.8 million from 2,538 theaters. Featuring a big cast that includes Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Carlos Estevez, Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Alba, Demián Bichir, Alexa Vega, Vanessa Hudgens, Cuba Gooding, Jr., William Sadler, Marko Zaror and Mel Gibson, the film received a B- CinemaScore.

Rounding out the top five was 20th Century Fox's Runner Runner, which added $3.7 million its second weekend for a total of $14.1 million. Starring Justin Timberlake, Ben Affleck and Gemma Arterton, the film was made for $30 million.

Moviegoers were not very interested in Relativity's new Romeo & Juliet movie, starring Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth. The film earned just $509,000 from 461 theaters.


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 Post subject: Re: Gravity
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Gravity to be Re-Released in IMAX 3D Theaters on January 31

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January 16, 2014

IMAX Corporation and Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity will be returning to domestic IMAX 3D theatres starting January 31.

Cuarón's spectacular sci-fi thriller, which stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, has been a hit with audiences and critics alike, grossing nearly $700 million at the global box office, while receiving 10 Academy Award nominations including Best Picture. Demand for the film – which was also nominated for four Golden Globes, with Cuarón winning Best Director – has been particularly high in IMAX 3D. Opening Oct. 4, Gravity was the highest-grossing IMAX release of 2013, both domestically and globally. It's also the 3rd most popular IMAX DMR® film of all time worldwide.

"Congratulations to Alfonso, David Heyman and Warner Bros. on today's Academy Award nominations. We're delighted with the overwhelming success of Gravity and the continued demand we're seeing from moviegoers, both domestically and around the world, to bring it back in IMAX," said Greg Foster, CEO of IMAX Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. "Word of mouth has been tremendous, with fans and critics demanding that Gravity must be experienced in the most immersive way possible. The film's ample awards consideration has further cemented its place in cinema history, and we're thrilled to be able to offer it again."

The IMAX release of Gravity has been digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX 3D Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.


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 Post subject: Re: Gravity
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Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity Comes Home February 25

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January 17, 2014

Following the announcement yesterday of the film's 10 Academy Award nominations, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced that Alfonso Cuaron's highly-acclaimed Gravity, which stars Academy Award winners Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side) and George Clooney (Syriana), will come to home video on February 25 with Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD editions. Check out the cover art below!

Dr. Ryan Stone (Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (Clooney) in command. But on a seemingly routine mission, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalski completely alone—tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the darkness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth…and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.

Gravity was written by Alfonso Cuarón and Jonás Cuarón and produced by Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyman (the "Harry Potter” films), with Chris deFaria, Nikki Penny and Stephen Jones serving as executive producers.

Gravity will be available on Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack for $44.95 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99. Both include a digital version of the movie on Digital HD with UltraViolet. Fans can also own Gravity in Digital HD on February 25 via purchase from digital retailers.

Gravity Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and 2-Disc Standard Definition DVD Special Edition contain the following special features:

· Collision Point: The Race to Clean Up Space (Narrated by Ed Harris)
· Aningaaq - A short film by Jonás Cuarón
· Gravity Mission Control
· Shot Breakdowns
· Gravity: Silent Space Version
· Sandra’s Surprise!

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 Post subject: Re: Gravity
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Alfonso Cuaron Wins Directors Guild Award for Gravity

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January 26, 2014

In what many will probably consider to be one of the most well-deserved and earned honors of the 2013 movie awards season, Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron was honored by the Directors Guild of America (DGA) with an Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for his outer space thriller Gravity at the 66th Annual DGA Awards Dinner, held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles this evening.

It was Cuaron's first-ever nomination by the DGA although he had previously been nominated for three Oscars for the writing and editing of earlier films Y Tu Mama Tambien and Children of God. Cuaron's DGA win follows closely after winning both a Golden Globe and a Critics Choice Award for the direction of Gravity and having already been nominated by the Academy in their directing category, he is the clear frontrunner on Oscar night, March 2.

Cuaron spent over four years developing the technology, both in terms of cinematography and visual effects, in order to make the 3D space thriller starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, and despite its $100 million production budget, the movie has already grossed $678.5 million worldwide and was the #7 highest grossing movie domestically in 2013.

What does this mean for Gravity's chances as Best Picture on Oscar night? The DGA has one of the best track records in terms of predicting what movie might win the top prize from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Ten of the last twelve directors to take the top DGA honor, their movies went on to win Best Picture, although there were a couple odd years like last year when Ben Affleck won the DGA Award but wasn't even nominated by the Academy as a director. Argo won Best Picture anyway.

There was also 2005, when Ang Lee won his second DGA award for Brokeback Mountain, but that lost on Oscar night to Crash, which received strong backing from the Screen Actors Guild. Five years earlier, Lee won a DGA award for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, but Ridley Scott's Gladiator won Best Picture that year. In between, Rob Marshall won a DGA for his musical Chicago, but lost the Oscar for direction to Roman Polanski for his WWII drama The Pianist.

Cuaron's DGA win makes the race for Best Picture an even more exciting and interesting one, since Gravity recently had an unprecedented tie with Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave for the Producers Guild of America's top honor. This year, the Screen Actors Guild gave their top honor to the Ensemble Cast of David O. Russell's American Hustle, which also received four acting nods at the Oscars.

In other words, Best Picture is still very much a three movie race with Cuaron's Gravity getting an enormous boost from the DGA win that could put it over the top. (It also doesn't hurt that it's the highest grossing movie in the running between the three movies in question.)

As far as the other awards given out by the DGA, Jehane Noujaim was honored for her Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for her direction of The Square, while directors that won awards at the ceremony in the TV categories included Steven Soderbergh for HBO's "Behind the Candelabra," Vince Gilligan for AMC's "Breaking Bad" (Dramatic Series) and Beth McCarthy-Miller for "30 Rock" (Comedy Series).

You can view the full list of winners on the Official DGA site.


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