Gravity, one of the highest rated and top-earning movies of 2013, managed to bring in $675 million at the global box office and it was universally loved by critics.
The science fiction thriller was also nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (Alfonso Cuarón) and Best Actress (Sandra Bullock). The film also scored big at the 2014 Critics Choice Awards winning seven awards and a Golden Globe Award for Best Director. The Critics Choice Awards was organized by the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BCFA), which is made up of nearly 300 critics.
Here are some of the shoots from the movie:
Did you know how much the film production cost?
Here’s an interesting fact:
On November 5th 2013, India’s first MARS orbiter successfully began an ardous 400 million km long journey to MARS, making it the first Asian country and the fourth in the world to undertake a mission to MARS in hope of finding methane and mineral. So far, only Russia, the US and the European Space Agency (ESA) have undertaken such missions to Mars.
The whole project costs US$72.9 million.
India’s Mars mission has a two-fold objective – technological and scientific.
The technological objectives include design and realisation of Mars orbiter with a capability to survive and perform Earth-bound manoeuvres, cruise phase of 300 days, Mars orbit insertion/capture, and on-orbit phase around Mars. It will also enable deep space communication, navigation, mission planning and management and incorporate autonomous features to handle contingency situations.
The scientific mission will be to explore the Mars surface features, morphology, mineralogy and Martian atmosphere by indigenous scientific instruments.
Production of Gravity for the entertainment of the masses: US$100 Million. Mars exploration for technology and potentially a better future for mankind: US$72.9 Million.
Sort of helps you put things in perspective in terms of how money can be utilized in different ways. Well maybe Sandra Bullock is not on the India Mars exploration project.