Gravity rides high at US box office

The 3-D outer space thriller, “Gravity”, continued to rocket past its box office competition over the weekend, eclipsing newcomer “Carrie”," to maintain its tight grip on the US and Canadian box offices.

“Gravity”,starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, grabbed $31m in ticket sales at North American theatres to hold the top spot for the third consecutive weekend, ahead of “Captain Phillips” and “Carrie”.