‘Bad Grandpa’ Wins Box Office, Topples ‘Gravity’

Johnny Knoxville’s road movie Bad Grandpa has won the weekend box office in North America. The low brow comedy took the top spot away from the Sandra Bullock and George Clooney starring vehicle Gravity.

The Knoxville helmed movie focuses on a trouble making 86-year-old grandpa and his eight-year-old grandson. The movie managed to pull down $32 million in its first few days of release.

Gravity didn’t fare bad with $20.3 million for a total North American gross of $199.8 million since its debut.

In third place was the Tom Hanks led movie Captain Phillips which raked in $11.8 million. That movie was followed by the Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem and Brad Pitt helmed film The Counselor which earned $8 million.

Rounding out the top five were Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 which earned $6.1 million ($100.6 million since release) and the reprise of Carrie which took in $5.9 million.

The Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger starring vehicle Escape Plan took in $4.3 million while Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave earned $2.2 million.

Rounding out the top 10 was romantic comedy Enough Said and thriller Prisoners.Enough Said is the final movie from the late James Gandolfini, the movie took in $1.6 million for a ninth place finish. The thriller Prisoners from Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal rounded out the weekend top 10 with $1.1 million.

The team at Jackass are no strangers to capturing box office wins with their own brand of crude and often painful humor. The Jackass movies that preceded Bad Grandpa have all fared well among a younger audience of thrill seekers who love painful moments captured on video.

With Bad Grandpa featuring a low budget and big return the future of Jackass produced films is likely to continue.

Did you see the Johnny Knoxville lead film this past weekend? Is it worth seeing in theaters or renting on Blu-ray?