Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity exceeded the $500 million mark at the international box office, officiating it as the most profitable movie of multiple careers, Sandra Bullock and George Clooney included. The stars aligned for the film, which managed to expertly balance story, thrills, strong performances and VFX.
I recently read in WIRED magazine that the inaugural space mission launched by India this past month cost $75 million. That’s about $50 million less than the actual production budget for Gravity. Oh, it was so worth it.
Check out this featurette that showcases the incredible VFX used: from thousands of digital components to 3D conversion, it’s no wonder it cost less to put a rocket into space.