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Displaying remarkable staying power at the box office, Warner Bros.’ “Gravity” is poised to win its third consecutive weekend, tracking at north of $30 million. The 3D space odyssey should easily eclipse Sony-Screen Gems’ horror entry “Carrie,” which observers predict will land in the low $20 millions.

So far, “Gravity” has amassed $215.3 million worldwide, with $136 million from North America. Warner launches the film this weekend in Mexico and South Korea.

Hoping to show similar resiliency with domestic auds, Sony’s “Captain Phillips” enters its sophomore outing and is expected to gross somewhere in the high teens. That means the Tom Hanks starrer, which scored an ‘A’ CinemaScore last weekend, would have a drop of approximately 25%. Pic scored a better-than-expected $25 million Stateside debut, with $34 million through Wednesday.

The recent glut of adult-targeted fare, including “Gravity” and “Captain Phillips,” means Disney-DreamWorks’ WikiLeaks drama “The Fifth Estate,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch, looks like it will get lost in the crowd. »

- Andrew Stewart

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