Tom Hanks’ ‘Captain Phillips’ Won’t Defy ‘Gravity’ at Box Office

The Tom Hanks piracy saga “Captain Phillips” goes full steam ahead Friday, but “Gravity” is expected to maintain its orbit in the No. 1 spot at the box office this weekend.

The Sandra Bullock-George Clooney 3D space epic is looking at a second week of around $35 million, on the heels of its stunning $55 million debut last weekend. That should be enough to top “Captain Phillips,” which analysts believe will finish at around $20 million, roughly double what “Machete Kills,” the weekend’s other wide opener, should take in.

That’s fine with executives at Sony, the studio behind “Captain Phillips,” who see their movie following a box-office trajectory similar to last year’s Best Picture Oscar winner “Argo.”  Read More...


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