Jackass Soars, “Counselor” Fizzles At Box-Office

After three weeks at the top, Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity” has been knocked to second place as Paramount and MTV Films’ “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” looks to be claiming the weekend.

The R-rated, Johnny Knoxville-led sketch comedy scored an estimated $12.6 million on Friday and looks to be headed for a $29 million weekend.

That’s double the meager $15 million it cost to produce, but is notably behind the whopping $50.4 million that “Jackass 3D” opened to three years ago.

“Gravity” pulled in $6.1 million on Friday, and will come in second with a projected $20 million weekend which should see it surpass $200 million on Sunday.

Ridley Scott’s “The Counselor” on the other hand scored just $3.2 million on Friday and will likely finish the weekend with fourth place haul of just $9 million.

Despite the star power involved both in front of and behind the camera, ‘Counselor’ scored a rare ‘D’ CinemaScore from audiences, and a miserable 49/100 from film critics on Metacritic. As it cost a mere $25 million though, it won’t be a big loss for Fox.

Steamy lesbian drama “Blue Is the Warmest Color” is on its way to a $100,000 opening from just four theaters, a very strong showing for a lengthy foreign-language film.

Source: THR