‘Gravity’ hits $1.3bn worldwide – Variety

A new comedy film starring Kristen Wiig and Zach Galifianakis has hit the $1 billion mark in its second week, becoming the second film to cross the billion mark.

The $1bn-grossing comedy, Gravity, is one of the year’s biggest hits and is a direct sequel to the 2011 blockbuster Gravity.

The film also stars Jennifer Lawrence, Mark Ruffalo and Tom Hanks.

The comedy follows the adventures of two high school seniors who meet on a school playground and fall in love.

The pair eventually move in together, with one of them ending up in the medical centre.

The other stays at home and is forced to get a new job.

Gravity was released on December 13, 2016 and grossed $1,858,000 in its opening weekend, bringing its domestic total to $3.1bn.