Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity opened in the US where it has gone straight to number 1. According to early estimates, the movie took $55.55m (£34.62m) over the weekend, making it the biggest October opening since records began.
This is also the biggest opening for a George Clooney or Sandra Bullock movie.
This is the official synopsis:
Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone–tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth…and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.
Yet, what if it was actually a romantic comedy? The video below imagines just that.
Gravity is currently out in the US, but we will have to wait until November 8th to see it in the UK
Thanks to Louis Plamondon for making it and sending it my way.