Box Office Milestone: 'Gravity' Rockets Past $400 Million Mark Worldwide

10:42 AM PST 11/03/2013 by Pamela McClintock

The 3D space epic is now the biggest live-action October release of all time at the global box office.

Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity has orbited past the $400 million mark worldwide.

Through Sunday, the Warner Bros. film has grossed $219.2 million in North America and $207.5 million overseas, a stunning achievement considering older moviegoers are fueling the film's success.

To boot, Gravity -- starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney -- is now the biggest live-action October release of all time, not accounting for inflation, surpassing the $376.1 million worldwide earned by Taken 2 (the top October release is Puss in Boots, which took in $555 million globally in 2011).

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And Gravity is already the top-grossing October film of all time in North America, besting the $166.2 million earned by Meet the Parents in 2000.

Over the weekend, Gravity placed No. 5 in North America in its fifth weekend, grossing $13.1 million. Internationally, it continues to gain momentum, taking in $27.1 million from 55 markets.

Gravity is a huge hit in France, where it has now earned $27.1 million. Korea follows with $20.7 million.

Box office observers now agree that Gravity will ultimately earn $550 million to $600 million worldwide, boosting the film's awards chances.

Gravity, produced by David Heyman, has yet to open in the U.K. (Nov. 8), China (Nov. 20) or Japan (Dec. 13).

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