Alfonso Cuaron's 3-D sci-fi drama "Gravity" will probably have major pull with moviegoers at the box office this weekend.
The film starring
On Saturday, meanwhile,
Since its premiere at the
"Gravity" is so far generating the most interest among older moviegoers.
A source close to the production said the film, whose costs were shared by Warner Bros. and director Brett Ratner's RatPac-Dune Entertainment, put the budget at $110 million. The studio declined to comment.
The movie is the first studio release from director Cuaron -- who co-wrote the space epic with his son, Jonas -- in seven years. The Mexican filmmaker's last release, 2006's
"Runner Runner," set in Costa Rica, stars Timberlake as a Princeton grad student who gets mixed up with a wealthy online gambler, played by Affleck. Financed by New Regency for $30 million, the
Timberlake, whose fourth studio album was released Monday, has had mixed success as an actor. Though his supporting turn as tech billionaire Sean Parker in 2010's
As a leading man, his biggest success to date came opposite
Opening in limited release, Roadside Attractions will launch its Christian family drama "Grace Unplugged" in about 500 theaters. The film follows a young evangelical singer (AJ Michalka) who comes to Los Angeles in hopes of becoming a star and breaking free from her authoritarian background. To build awareness about the movie, Roadside has held more than 100 word-of-mouth screenings with church leaders and pastors.