'Gravity' rakes in over £6 million on its opening weekend in the UK

Plus a huge 89 per cent of box office takings come from 3D screenings

'Gravity' rakes in over £6 million on its opening weekend in the UK

Gravity has pulled in over £6 million in box office takings over its opening weekend in the UK.

The figures come just weeks after the sci-fi thriller, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, broke U.S. box office records raking in an estimated $55.6 million (£34.6 million) - the highest ever opening weekend total during the month of October in the States.

Since it opened in UK cinemas last Thursday (November 7), the film has pulled in £6,238,375 in box office takings with a huge 89% of that coming from 3D screenings, the biggest 3D share of takings in 2013 so far. The film also marks the biggest-ever opening weekend in the UK for both Bullock and Clooney.

Gravity was directed and co-written by Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón, whose previous movies include Children Of Men, Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban and Y tu mamá también.

According to Paddy Power, the film is currently third favourite to win next year's Best Picture Oscar with odds of 8/1, while Bullock is fifth favourite for the Best Actress gong at 10/1.

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