Summary: A slow week, with low overall views and the Top 10 dominated by longstanding pages. Gravity, Alfonso Cuaron's outer space-set action art film, not only held its position at the top of the US box office but climbed to the top of the Wikipedia chart as well, showing that it has become a major talking point. The only new entry into the top ten this week was youngest-ever Nobel nominee Malala Yousafzai, who, despite being hotly tipped for the Peace Prize, failed to win.
For the complete Top 25 report, including articles excluded from the list, see: WP:TOP25.
For the week of October 6 - 12, the 10 most popular articles on Wikipedia, as determined from the report of the 5,000 most trafficked pages* were:
The 16-year-old (and youngest ever) Nobel Peace Prize nominee made the talk show rounds to promote her autobiography, I Am Malala, released on the 9th of October, the first anniversary of her shooting by a Taliban fighter for speaking out for women's education in her native Pakistan. Despite being the "star" of the 2013 Nobel Prizes, she didn't win, but then, neither did Gandhi.