Sandra Bullock should be very happy today. “Gravity” exceeded all predictions this weekend and took in around $55.5 million. It was well above the predicted $40 million. “Gravity” is headed to the Oscars for Best Picture, Director (Cuaron), Actress, maybe Best Supporting Actor for George Clooney, and all the tech nominations.
At last week’s laid back premiere at NY’s famed American Museum of Natural History, I asked Sandy what her next movie will be. “I don’t know,” she said. “I really don’t have any plans. But I think I will only do fluff from now on!” I asked if “The Heat” with Melissa McCarthy wasn’t fluff?
“That’s serious comedy!” she said. “I mean, real fluff!”
That’s because “Gravity” has little levity, just brevity. Mostly it’s heavy heavy heavy. And Bullock worked like a dog under physically exhausting conditions to make it right.
Meantime, “Runner Runner” turned out to be the dud that was indeed predicted, with $7.6 mil for the weekend. It’s too bad it didn’t work out. On to bigger and better things.