Everyone loves them a jackass, well all things considered this weekend audiences loved Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa. Johnny Knoxville dons the old makeup and pulls some pranks on unsuspecting real people in this weekend’s top grosser. It’s not that I don’t like the Jackass films or anything of the sort, I just don’t understand how so many people can flock to the movie theaters – while paying $10+ for a movie ticket – to see a film about a guy who dresses up like a perverted old man. It’s baffling, but oh well. The film pulled in a whooping $32M over Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Second at the box office this weekend is the mega-hit Gravity, which has totaled nearly $200M, made $20M. After having a budget of $100M, there were some in the business that didn’t think the film would make back its budget. It’s amazing that the film has done so well. It’s an even bigger feat that that for three weeks now the film has surpassed everyone’s expectations. With it’s dominant showing at the box office you can be assured that Gravity is your Best Picture Oscar front runner.
Coming in at third this weekend at the cinema is the Tom Hanks biopic Captain Phillips, which has done extremely well considering it debuted only a week after Gravity. The film made $11.8M this weekend and has grossed over $70M while having a budget of $55M. It’s generally expected that Captain Phillips will creep over the $100M mark at some point before Christmas and once that happens you can officially enter it in the Best Picture sweepstakes.
Rounding out the top five was Ridley Scott’s critically panned flop The Counselor and the mildly successful sequel Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. The film’s made $8M and $6M respectively.
Here’s the full top 10:
*Numbers in millions* (TOTAL)
1) Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa – $32 (NEW)
2) Gravity – $20.3 ($199.8)
3) Captain Phillips – $11.8 ($70)
4) The Counselor – $8 (NEW)
5) Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 – $6.1 ($100.6)
6) Carrie – $5.9 ($26)
7) Escape Plan – $4.3 ($17.4)
8) 12 Years a Slave – $2.1 ($3.4)
9) Enough Said – $1.5 ($13)
10) Prisoners – $1 ($59.1)
Via Box Office Mojo