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Box Office: ‘Bad Grandpa’ Knocks Down ‘Gravity,’ ’12 Years A Slave’ Makes The Top Ten

Box Office: 'Bad Grandpa' Knocks Down 'Gravity,' '12 Years A Slave' Makes The Top Ten

After three weeks, “Gravity” has been taken down a peg by none other than “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa.” Although it could read disheartening (Oscar-buzzed original sci-fi knocked down by lowbrow comedy third sequel), there’s hope yet that we can still have nice things as a few limited release, independent films make their way onto the leader board. 

With Nikki Finke’s disapproval (calling it “moronic” and a “crapfest”) in her last Deadline box office report ever (if her Twitter and the general rumors are to be believed), ‘Bad Grandpa’ took the top spot with $32 million. Rounding up the ‘Jackass’ creative team with Johnny Knoxville starring and co-writing, Jeff Tremaine directing and co-writing, and Spike Jonze co-writing, ‘Bad Grandpa’ uses the premise of an old man and his grandson on a road trip for some ‘Jackass’-style hijinks and pranks. As the fourth ‘Jackass’ feature (also the fourth to open at #1), ‘Bad Grandpa’ fared better than “Jackass” ($22.8 million) and “Jackass: Number Two” ($29 million), but was no match for “Jackass 3-D” numbers ($50.4 million). This opening weekend also marks the second best for an R-rated comedy this year (after “The Heat” and its $39.1 million) and the fourth best ever for an MTV film (not adjusted for inflation), after “Jackass 3-D,” “The Longest Yard” ($47.6 million) and “Blades of Glory” ($33 million). 

Slipping to second in its fourth weekend, “Gravity” made $20.3 million, with a running domestic total of $199.8 million, marking the highest-grossing film of George Clooney‘s career. In a steady third, and with the second lowest holdover drop on the leader board (-28%), “Captain Phillips” made $11.8 million.

In a disappointing fourth, “The Counselor” opened with $8 million, off of a reported $25 million budget. Directed by Ridley Scott, written by Cormac McCarthy, and with a star-studded cast (Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt), audiences barely turned out for the drug-trafficking thriller, with a $2,628 per theater average (less than a third of the $9,591 per theater average of ‘Bad Grandpa’).

In fifth, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” made $6.1 million, crossing the domestic $100 million mark with a running total of $100.6 million and making it the 25th film of 2013 to do so. In a possibly symbolic sixth is “Carrie” (though that’s more Antichrist than telekinesis), conjuring up $5.9 million for the weekend, crossing the
domestic $25 million mark in its second weekend with a running total of
$26 million. In seventh, “Escape Plan” has yet to vacate the top ten with $4.3 million. 

In its first weekend making the leader board, “12 Years a Slave” placed in eighth overall and made $2.2 million from 123 theaters, with an astounding $17,480 per theater average (the second best of the weekend after “Blue is the Warmest Color“). In ninth, “Enough Said” is still talking with $1.6 million and in tenth, “Prisoners” locked down $1.1 million.

1. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (Paramount) – $32,000,000

2. Gravity (Warner Bros.) – $20,300,000 ($199,814,000)

3. Captain Phillips (Sony) – $11,800,000 ($70,074,000)

4. The Counselor (Fox) – $8,000,000

5. Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 (Sony) – $6,100,000 ($100,611,000)

6. Carrie (ScreenGem/Sony) – $5,900,000 ($26,021,000)

7. Escape Plan (LionsGate) – $4,340,000 ($17,424,000)

8. 12 Years A Slave (Fox Searchlight) – $2,150,000 ($3,410,000)

9. Enough Said (Fox Searchlight) – $1,555,000 ($13,021,000)

10. Prisoners (Warner Bros.) – $1,063,000 ($59,122,000)

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Comments

Andreol

Hey, P, BAD GRANDPA it's an original screenplay too!

p

look, i'm not saying the counselor is good because i didn't liked it but its got much more qualities than this jackass film and you know what, it's an original screenplay. something that hollywood is lacking these days.. go to a movie theater and watch the trailers, it's all paranormal activity 8 or whatever sequel they're in now, remakes or superhero films. it's sad…

SR

It's ironic both Brad Pitt and George Clooney have had the highest grossing films of their career this year. I guess it's all down hill after this!

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