Alfonso Cuarón's 3-D sci-fi drama "Gravity" shot to the top of the box-office charts on Friday with more than $17.5 million in ticket sales, according to estimates.
The story of two stranded astronauts starring
Filled with head-spinning action depicting outer space action and weightlessness, the film is Cuarón's first since
The weekend's other debut, the
Tracking for second place for the weekend, the animated film "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" earned an estimated $4.7 million on Friday. Rounding out the top five, "Prisoners" earned an estimated $1.7 million and "Don Jon," written and directed by star