‘Gravity’ Eclipses ‘Phillips’ At Box Office

This photo released by Sony - Columbia Pictures shows actor Tom Hanks in a scene from the film, "Captain Phillips," releasing in the US on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Some amateur actors from Minneapolis made their film debut acting alongside the two-time Academy Award winner, Hanks. The four actors of Somali descent appear as Somali pirates in “Captain Phillips,” which stars Hanks as the captain of a cargo ship hijacked off the Horn of Africa in 2009. (AP Photo/Copyright Sony - Columbia Pictures, Hopper Stone, SMPSP)

This photo released by Sony - Columbia Pictures shows actor Tom Hanks in a scene from the film, "Captain Phillips," releasing in the US on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Some amateur actors from Minneapolis made their film debut acting alongside the two-time Academy Award winner, Hanks. The four actors of Somali descent appear as Somali pirates in “Captain Phillips,” which stars Hanks as the captain of a cargo ship hijacked off the Horn of Africa in 2009. (AP Photo/Copyright Sony - Columbia Pictures, Hopper Stone, SMPSP)

LOS ANGELES  -- "Gravity" won't be held down.

The Warner Bros. astronaut adventure starring Sandra Bullock landed in the top spot at the box office for the second weekend in a row, according to studio estimates Sunday. "Gravity" earned $44.3 million, bringing its domestic total to $123.4 million.

Sony's "Captain Phillips" launched in second place with $26 million. The high seas drama stars Tom Hanks as a cargo ship captain who is held captive by Somali pirates.

The animated Sony movie "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" slurped up third place in its third weekend with $14.2 million.

 

BY DERRIK J. LANG - Oct 13, 11:55 AM EDT AP

 
 

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