"Jackass" Dethrones "Gravity," "Counselor" D.O.A.

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It took a "Bad Grandpa" to finally dethrone Sandra Bullock from the top spot.  "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" took the top spot at the domestic box-office kicking "Gravity" down to the second spot.  "Bad Grandpa" made $32 million in its debut weekend, while Alfonso Cuaron's fantastic sci-fi thriller scored $20.3 million in its fourth weekend.  

After being the box-office champion, "Gravity" fell a notch but still created an impressive box-office performance bringing its domestic total close to $200 million.

"Bad Grandpa" might have been the box-office champ this weekend, but it was well below than the $50.4 million debut of "Jackass: 3D" in 2010.  The fourth installment even has a plot with Johnny Knoxville playing the title role of the bad grandpa aka Irving Zisman to his 8-year-old grandkid, Billy played by Jackson Nicoll (check out my review below).  

"Captain Phillips" starring Tom Hanks followed at No. 3 with $11.8 million.  So far, the Oscar hopeful has made $70.1 million.   

Another Oscar hopeful, but failed miserably (both critically and commercially), was Ridley Scott's "The Counselor."  With an admirable director, a script from one of America's greatest living writers (Cormac McCarthy), and a talented cast featuring Brad Pitt, Cameron  Diaz, Javier Bardem, and Michael Fassbender, how can "The Counselor" go wrong, right?  Well, this one's lifeless and its box-office take mirrored that.  "The Counselor" debuted at No. 4 with just $8 million.  Dead on arrival indeed!

The sequel "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" round out the Top 5 with $6.1 million.  

The super good-news of the weekend belonged to "12 Years a Slave" from director Steve McQueen.  The Oscar bait pulled in $2.15 million in just 123 theaters!  Take that "The Fifth Estate!"

Here's the estimated Top 10 Box-Office Films for the weekend of Oct. 25th:

  1. "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" - $32 million
  2. "Gravity" - $20.3 million
  3. "Captain Phillips" - $11.8 million
  4. "The Counselor" - $8 million
  5. "Cloud With a Chance of Meatballs 2" - $6.1 million
  6. "Carrie" - $5.9 million
  7. "Escape Plan" - $4.3 million
  8. "12 Years a Slave" - $2.15 million
  9. "Enough Said" - $1.55 million
  10. "Prisoners" - $1.06 million

 Here's my reviews of "All is Lost" and "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa."


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Manny the Movie Guy is a multi-Emmy award-winning film critic who has always had a passion for movies. His love of film criticism started while working for his school newspaper at Purdue University. Upon graduation, Manny was offered a full-scholarship to complete his Post-Baccalaureate degree in Film at the School…

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