Tom Hanks' real life drama Captain Phillips has hijacked Gravity for the top spot at the Australian box office at the weekend.
According to the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia, the movie, based on the true story of when US cargo ship MV Maersk Alabama was seized by Somali pirates in 2009 with Captain Richard Phillips at the helm, took first place with $2.166 million.
It also became the first movie to knock Gravity from the No. 1 spot, where it had been for three weeks since its opening, into second place. However, Gravity still made close to $2 million in its fourth week since it opened.
A domino effect pushed About Time from second to third place, and caused Prisoners, 2 Guns, Grown Ups 2 and Rush to fall one spot, to fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh respectively.
Ryan Reynold's animated movie Turbo zipped up one place to eighth, but No. 8 from last week, Naomi Watts' Diana, wasn't so lucky, falling off the ladder to twelfth.
The Family, starring Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer, slipped two spots to ninth place while Australian Cate Blanchett's Blue Jasmine rounded out the top ten, holding steady in tenth place.
Additionally, Australian movie Tim Winton's The Turning, didn't make the top ten, but passed the $1 million mark in total box office earnings over the weekend after five weeks in release.
TOP TEN FILMS FOR THE WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 24-27:
1. Captain Phillips - $2.166 million (Sony Pictures)
2. Gravity - $1.920 million (Warner Bros)
3. About Time - $1.429 million (Universal)
4. Prisoners - $791,258 (Warner Bros)
5. 2 Guns - $631,147 (Sony Pictures)
6. Grown Ups 2 - $374,885 (Sony Pictures)
7. Rush - $295,284 (EOne/Hopscotch)
8. Turbo - $194,785 (Fox)
9. The Family - $171,388 (Roadshow)
10. Blue Jasmine - $156,869 (EOne/Hopscotch)