It was age before beauty at this weekend’s box office, as Irving Zisman topped the likes of Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt.
Although Bad Grandpa didn’t reach the high mark set by Jackass 3D, it still doubled its $15 million budget. It’s safe to say that even if the Jackass troupe is no more, this won’t be the last we see of the Jackass Presents brand.
In at number 2 is Gravity with $20.3 million. After three consecutive weeks at number 1, this October behemoth was bound to fall back to Earth. But even if Gravity doesn’t occupy the top spot, it’s still holding strong with $199 million over 4 weeks. The film also jumped up to the 9th spot on this year’s highest-grossing films list.
Captain Phillips comes in at number 3 with $11.8 million. Despite some stiff competition from Gravity, Captain Phillips is still going strong and has grossed $70 million after 3 weeks.
Coming in at number 4 is The Counselor (read our review) with a disappointing $8 million. The film had a lot going for it – high profile director, star-studded cast, and a script from celebrated author Cormac McCarthy – but decidedly negative reviews (save for a few outliers) and confusing marketing likely hurt the film’s chances. It’s going to be a tough, uphill battle if the film hopes to make back its $25 million budget.
Rounding out the top 5 is Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 with $6.1 million, bringing its total up to $100 million. Although Sony’s animated sequel has finally crossed the $100 million mark, it is still well behind its predecessor.
The remake of Carrie is the number 6 film with $5.9 million, which brings its domestic total up to $26 million. Despite the obvious Halloween-time draw, Carrie dropped 63% from last weekend. It should still see an uptick for the rest of the month, especially on the 31st, but not much.
Coming in at number 7 is Escape Plan with $4.3 million. Now at a relatively tepid $17 million, Escape Plan‘s box office returns after two weeks suggest the Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger fan bases are waning. The good news, though, is that the film has already topped the total box office tallies for Schwarzenegger and Stallone’s other 2013 releases, Bullet to the Head and The Last Stand.
Jumping up to the number 8 spot is 12 Years a Slave with $2.1 million. Critically-acclaimed director Steve McQueen’s latest has been generating a ton of Oscar buzz these past few weeks, and that is translating into very strong per-screen averages and a $3 million domestic tally. The film expands into more markets next weekend.
In at number 9 is Enough Said with $1.5 million. Despite minimal marketing, this film – James Gandolfini’s last – has been able to put together a surprising box office run, grossing $13 million over 6 weeks.
Prisoners rounds out the top 10 with $1 million, which brings its domestic total up to $59 million. The Hugh Jackman thriller fared quite well overall, but a high $46 million budget means the film didn’t come away with as much profit.
[NOTE: These are only weekend box office estimates - based on Friday and Saturday ticket sales coupled with adjusted expectations for Sunday. Official weekend box office results will be released on Monday, October 28th - at which time we'll update this post with any changes.]
Source: Box Office Mojo