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    Box Office: Gravity Sets a Record, Soars Way Above Runner Runner

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    Gravity, George Clooney
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    Gravity ascended to the top of this weekend's box office.

    George Clooney and Sandra Bullock's sci-fi drama was so successful in its debut weekend, that it not only took the top spot at the box office with $55.6 million, but it also set a new record.

    The film, made for $100 million, broke the record for the top October opening, previously held by Paranormal Activity 3, which raked in $52.6 million in its debut.

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    Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 © 2013 Sony Pictures Animation

    Gravity also marked the biggest opening to date for Clooney and Bullock alike.

    While Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 nabbed the second spot with $14.5 million in its second week, it appears not many people ran to the box office to see Runner Runner, which only pulled in $7.6 million and took the third spot.

    Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck's gambling thriller marked the lowest opening for Affleck since 2006, according to the Wall Street Journal

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    Runner Runner © 2012 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

    Here's a complete look at the weekend's top movies, Friday-Sunday studio estimates and stats as compiled by Box Office Mojo:

    1. Gravity: $55.6 million

    2. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2: $14.5 million

    3. Runner Runner: $7.6 million

    4. Prisoners: $5.7 million

    5. Rush: $4.4 million

    6. Don Jon: $4.2 million

    7. Baggage Claim: $4.1 million

    8. Insidious Chapter 2: $3.9 million

    9. Pulling Strings: $2.5 million

    10. Enough Said: $2.2 million

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