Toppling Gravity‘s astonishing four week box office domination (maybe that’ll show Hollywood that people still want smart, original films) is Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa. While I figured it would do well, I had no idea it’d come in first since The Counselor released with so much hype.
I assume because The Counselor was such a mess (and 12 Years A Slave had a limited release but surprisingly still cracked the top ten), that Bad Grandpa was the only viable decision for most folks in the 18-24 demographic. Or at least I underestimated the power of the Jackass name. It looks like adding a story to the conventional shenanigans gave the film the boost it needed. More power to them.
You’ll find the list of the box office performances this week after the cut.[via Rentrak]
1. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa- $32,000,000
2. Gravity – $20,300,000
3. Captain Phillips – $11,800,000
4. The Counselor – $8,000,000
5. Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 – $6,100,000
6. Carrie – $5,900,000
7. Escape Plan – $4,340,000
8. 12 Years A Slave – $2,150,000
9. Enough Said – $1,555,000
9. Runner Runner – $1,625,000
10. Prisoners – $1,063,000