A blockbuster in October may seem rarer than a shooting star, but Gravity is shaping up to be that infrequent flick that makes a ton of money and genuinely deserves every penny. The space odyssey earned $55 million its first weekend of wide release in North America, the biggest number ever for an October opening. Critics are overwhelmingly positive about the visually stunning space drama starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as astronauts stranded on an ill-fated space walk. “It’s the movie I’ve been hungry to see for an awful long time,” says director James Cameron, and he is not alone. When we look back across the years, Gravity may indeed come to be known as the first feature to transcend gimmicks and realize the artistic potential of 3-D.
Source: ABC News