20 October 2013 8:40 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Not even Stephen King’s infamous Carrie could douse the box office fire that is Warner Bros.’ 3D phenom “Gravity,” as it topped its third straight domestic frame with an estimated $31 million (down only 28%), crushing the Sony-Screen Gems-MGM horror remake, which underperformed grossing just $17 million through Sunday.

So far, “Gravity” has amassed a stellar $170.6 million domestically, of which Imax has contributed nearly a fourth, with $31 million. Premium formats, especially Imax, have become a major selling point for “Gravity” and its playability.

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“Carrie,” meanwhile, was predicted to gross, at least, $18 million, though most observers pegged the pic to land at north of $20 million. The horror pic’s underperformance highlights just how broadly “Gravity” is playing now, especially with teens and young adults. “Carrie” skewed 56% under 25.

“While of course we would have liked more, ‘Carrie’ was made for a budget and certainly played within our expectations, »

- Andrew Stewart

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