‘Gravity’ eclipses ‘Phillips’ at box office

Published: Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 5:30 a.m.CDT

LOS ANGELES – “Gravity” won’t be held down.

The Warner Bros. astronaut adventure directed by Alfonso Cuaron and starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney 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, raising its domestic total to $123.4 million.

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

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