Box Office Milestone: 'Gravity' Crosses $100 Million Worldwide

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Opens: Oct. 4

Alfonso Cuaron's long-gestating space drama stars George Clooney and Sandra Bullock as a medical engineer and an astronaut fighting to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. The Warner Bros. film opens the Venice Film Festival before debuting stateside in October.

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Warner Bros.' space drama debuted to a record-breaking $55.8 million in North America this past weekend.

Warner Bros.' Gravity continues to soar at the box office.

The space drama starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney crossed the $100 million mark at the worldwide box office Tuesday.

The 3D film, which opened in theaters in the U.S. on Oct. 4, has already broken records in North America, debuting to an outstanding $55.8 million in North America, the top October opening of all-time and the best three-day showing for stars Bullock and Clooney. The film is likely to cross the $100 million mark domestically by Friday.

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Directed by Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity follows two astronauts who are stranded is space after their shuttle is damaged. The pic has been doing huge business in 3D cinemas, with 80 percent of its opening-weekend revenue in North America from 3D screens.

Internationally, Russia led the pack over the weekend with $8.1 million. In Europe, Gravity did solid business in Germany ($3.8 million), Italy ($2.6 million) and Spain ($2.3 million). The movie will open in several key markets in the coming days, including the U.K., France, Brazil, Mexico and Japan.