Gravity, George Clooney

Warner Bros.

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.

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

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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