Bad Grandpa Takes Over the Box Office


The Box Office Report has been updated with studio estimates for the weekend. Click here for the full box office estimates of the top 12 films and then check back on Monday for the final figures based on actual box office.

After reigning atop the box office for three weeks in a row, Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity dropped a spot to second place and was topped by Paramount and MTV Films’ Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, directed by Jeff Tremaine and starring Johnny Knoxville and Jackson Nicholl. “Bad Grandpa,” which was made for just $15 million, opened to $32 million from 3,336 theaters, an average of $9,592 per location. Overseas, the movie earned another $8.1 million from 16 markets. Compared to the other “Jackass” films, the first film opened in October 2002 to $22.8 million, Jackass: Number Two debuted with $29 million in September 2006, and Jackass 3D took in $50.4 million in October 2010.

While it dropped to second place, Warner Bros.’ Gravity did add another $20.3 million its fourth weekend, a dip in ticket sales of just 32.4%. This means the space thriller has now reached $199.8 million domestically. Starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, the movie also brought in $36.6 million overseas this weekend to bring its international total to $164.4 million and worldwide total so far to $364.2 million.

Third place belong to Columbia Pictures’ Captain Phillips, which earned $11.8 million its third weekend, pushing its total to $70.1 million.

Although it packed plenty of star power with Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem and Brad Pitt, the Ridley Scott-directed The Counselor opened to just $8 million from 3,044 theaters in fourth place. Averaging $2,628 per theater, the Cormac McCarthy-scripted thriller was made for $25 million.

Sony Pictures Animation’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 dropped to fifth place its fifth weekend with $6.1 million and $100.6 million earned so far. The sequel was produced for $78 million.

Screen Gems and MGM’s Carrie fell from third to sixth, taking in $5.9 million its second weekend for a total of $26 million. The remake cost $30 million to make.

In other notable news, Fox Searchlight Pictures’ 12 Years a Slave expanded to 123 theaters this weekend in which the Steve McQueen-directed drama earned an impressive $2.15 million, or $17,480 per theater. The film, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch and Brad Pitt, has brought in $3.4 million.

Also, Abdellatif Kechiche’s French film Blue is the Warmest Color, which received the dreaded NC-17 rating, performed really strong in just four theaters in Los Angeles and New York. Starring Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux, the drama earned $101,116 for an average of $25,279 per theater.

Click here for the full box office estimates of the top 12 films.