Box Office Guru Wrapup: Bad Grandpa Tops Gravity

Captain Phillips rounds out the top three.

Continuing a banner year for R-rated comedies, Paramount's prank flick Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa debuted at number one putting an end to the three-week reign of Gravity which neared the $200M mark in the process. Overall ticket sales saw a healthy gain compared to a year ago.

Johnny Knoxville's Grandpa, which opened eleven years to the day after the first Jackass film, debuted to an estimated $32M from 3,336 theaters this weekend generating a strong $9,592 average. All four films in the franchise have opened at number one with this new chapter being more a spinoff than a sequel. The first three low-cost pics have combined for a sensational $254M in domestic box office sales and Grandpa again kept it cheap with a $15M production cost.

Reviews were surprisingly good for a low brow prank comedy like this and audiences were somewhat satisfied as the latest Jackass earned a B grade from CinemaScore, down slightly from the B+ of the last installment Jackass 3D. Studio research showed that the crowd was 56% male and 63% over 25 this weekend.

Raunchy comedies have been scoring big cash at the box office this year as five of the six top-grossing comedies of 2013 have had R ratings led by The Heat with $159.4M. Born on MTV as a reality series in 2000, the Jackass brand is still thriving thanks to the makers putting something new on the table and keeping fans in stitches.

After three weeks on top, the space blockbuster Gravity dropped to second place but was still strong enough to post the best fourth weekend gross of any film released since The Avengers. The Sandra Bullock smash declined by 32% to an estimated $20.3M and got within striking distance of the double century mark with a new total of $199.8M. It was a stronger fourth weekend take than such recent juggernauts as Iron Man 3, The Hobbit, and The Dark Knight Rises. Now ranking as the highest grossing film of George Clooney's career, Gravity is on track to finish with $250-275M domestically.

Gravity did, however, hold onto the number one spots this weekend for both the international and global marketplaces. 53 overseas markets delivered $36.6M for a worldwide weekend take of $56.9M. France opened well with $11.8M, 95% of that from 3D screens. Holdover markets are still led by Russia with $19.2M in four weeks and Korea with $15.3M in just two weeks. The international haul rose to $164.4M pushing the global gross to an impressive $364.2M. With top markets China, Japan, and the U.K. still to open across November and December, a final worldwide tally of over $700M should result for Gravity.

In third place was another star-driven thriller with glowing reviews and Oscar buzz - Captain Phillips. The Tom Hanks hit enjoyed a terrific hold once again in its third round and eased by only 28% to an estimated $11.8M. With an impressive $70.1M in 17 days, the Somali pirate flick is now the actor's highest-grossing non-franchise movie in nine years. Phillips should be able to break $100M from North America.

Moviegoers rejected Ridley Scott's newest film The Counselor which ended up in fourth place with an opening weekend of an estimated $8M. The R-rated drug trafficking drama averaged a weak $2,628 from 3,044 theaters and failed to excite its target audience of adults who have much better films to choose from right now. The Fox release features Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz, and Javier Bardem but the starpower was trumped by bad reviews which kept audiences away. Studio research showed that Counselor's audience was 51% female and a whopping 85% over 25. Paying customers hated the pic as the CinemaScore grade was a dismal D.

Toon hit Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 followed with an estimated $6.1M, off 37%, for a cume to date of $100.6M for Sony joining the century club. The studio's horror flick Carrie stumbled 63% in its second weekend to an estimated $5.9M giving the remake $26M in ten days. Sly and Arnold saw their action collaboration Escape Plan also fall sharply in the sophomore round. The Lionsgate title fell 56% to an estimated $4.3M and $17.4M to date.

The much-talked-about Oscar hopeful 12 Years A Slave expanded in its second weekend of limited play and powered its way into the national top ten finishing in eighth place. Fox Searchlight's critically-acclaimed awards contender collected an estimated $2.2M from 123 theaters across a dozen markets for a potent average of $17,480. Cume is $3.4M. Slave is in a promising position and has proven it can pull in audiences across all parts of the country setting itself up nicely for next weekend's nationwide expansion into over 400 locations. It may just stick around the top ten for a while.

Searchlight had a rare two-film contribution to the top ten as the specialty distributor's middle-aged relationship comedy Enough Said dipped just 11% in its sixth weekend to an estimated $1.6M for a solid total of $13M. Rounding out the list was Hugh Jackman's studio pic Prisoners with an estimated $1.1M, down 49%, and $59.1M overall.

The top ten films grossed an estimated $93.2M which was up 25% from last year when Argo climbed into the number one spot in its third weekend with $12.1M; and up 3% from 2011 when Puss in Boots opened in the top spot with $34.1M. This was the first October in twelve years that saw no horror film reach the number one spot.

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Comments

v-alexander-the-great

victor alexander

Yikes, with these recent bombs (Fifth Estate, Counselor) and moves (Monuments Men, Foxcatcher, Wolf of Wall Street possibly), the Oscar race is thinning out drastically.

Oct 27 - 04:48 PM

King Crunk

King Crunk

Wolf of Wall Street has pretty much been confirmed for a Christmas release. It will miss the original November release, but it should still be a contender this year, along with Out of the Furnace, Her, Inside Llewyn Davis, and American Hustle, which are probably the only five movies this year I am still interested in.

Oct 27 - 06:09 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

If you added Nebraska, that would be pretty much my selection as well.

Oct 28 - 09:42 PM

Gary Devenport

Gary Devenport

The fact that Jack Ryan got delayed pretty much confirms Wolf of Wall Street will take it's spot. Paramount isn't opening two of their films on the same day.

Oct 27 - 08:17 PM

Vincent

Jeff Longhairblum

I hope all 5 people enjoyed the Counselor. It seems this year continues to disappoint. I wouldn't be surprised if the Wolf on Wall Street gets a 20%. It seems the only couple of films that are recieving Oscar buzz is Fruitvale Station and 12 Years. It's kinda sad how Before Midnight, which has been my favorite film of the year so far, is so low key. It's much better than much of the recent garbage thrown onto the big screen.

Oct 27 - 06:06 PM

Beau Farver

Beau Farver

I can promise you Wolf of Wall Street will be a 88-96% it has gotten much buzz, along with american hustle, out of the furnace, her, 12 years, and monuments men. There is no way Leo would ever sign up for a movie that would ever be 20% He's smart and he knows he's safe with Scorsese. This is total Oscar noteworthy, written all over the cast bud.

Oct 27 - 09:19 PM

Dave Champion

Dave Champion

Might wanna check the score for Shutter Island, which also featured Leo and Scorsese. I personally really liked it, but you're wrong if you think they can't make a rotten movie by RT's standards.

Oct 27 - 09:26 PM

Infernal D.

Infernal Dude 2.0

I'm not disagreeing with your statement. But for me, Shutter Island didn't work because I read the book and so did a lot of people going into it. The surprise of his identity and the impact of his childrens' deaths is what made the book worth reading. I felt like we were going through the motions the whole time.

Oct 27 - 11:24 PM

Beau Farver

Beau Farver

Just checked Shutter Island which it landed at a 68%, still fresh by RT's standards! In the last 10 years he has only had 3 rotten movies he acted in, all falling within mid 40's to late 50's so they pushing fresh ratings (Gatsby, Body of Lies, and J.Edgar). Gatsby and J.Edgar were poorly reviewed, should've been fresh but a low fresh. Body of Lies was his worst in 10 years to me, but still thats 3 movies in 10 years, pretty darn good. He produced 2 rotten movies, but I'm not praising his producing career, just stating that The Wolf on Wall Street will be very highly certified fresh, he will be a nominee, if not heavy contestant for an Oscar, and the movie itself will be up for best movie, just wait and see.

Oct 28 - 01:47 AM

Mac Moon

Mac Moon

I liked Body of Lies.

Oct 28 - 12:42 PM

Vincent

Jeff Longhairblum

Well, there's a first for everything.

Oct 28 - 02:38 AM

Dave J

Dave J

In my opinion, Leo is not even Scorsese's favorite actor for he doesn't really have a choice since Leo has enough money to finance his own production comp! And from looking at the previews of "Wolf Of Wall Street", it totally looked like that it pretty much summed up the entire movie for us with the only thing left is the ending!

Oct 28 - 01:27 PM

King  S.

King Simba

Scorsese is high profile enough that he can choose whoever to put in his films. Besides, he started casting Leo in his films before he was a big box office draw with a production company, so obviously Scorsese casts him because he thinks he's a good actor.

And a lot of trailers sum up the movie for people. Doesn't mean it's going to be bad.

Oct 29 - 09:16 AM

Dave J

Dave J

Although, it's true what you're saying, the films he made with DeNiro can't even compare with the ones he made with DeCaprio for the only highly critically acclaimed film they did together so far is "The Departed"- the other ones not much! And you can't tell me that "The Aviator", "Gangs Of New York" and "Shutter Island" are some of Scorsese's best works either! Leo doesn't exactly possess the same box office potential draw as he used to nor is he is as creative enough as some of the other actors Scorsese has ever worked with!

Oct 29 - 12:38 PM

King  S.

King Simba

"the films he made with DeNiro can't even compare with the ones he made with DeCaprio"

And what, that's Leo's fault? Besides, there's a big difference between not being as good as a young Robert DeNiro and not being good period. Aside from Gangs of New York, Leonardo DeCaprio delivered strong performances in all of Scorsese's films so far (even getting a best actor nomination for Aviator).

And as far as box office draws go, there are very few stars today that are as reliable as DiCaprio. 4 out of his past 5 films grossed more than 100 mil domestically, only one of which did not feature him as the lead. I don't see how you could say he's not the draw he used to be, especially after Great Gatsby (a film that he carried to big success despite all the negative buzz surrounding it).

Oct 29 - 03:45 PM

Dave J

Dave J

"4 out of his past 5 films grossed more than 100 mil domestically, only one of which did not feature him as the lead"

Incorrect, I only counted three out of five movies that reached the 100 million dollar mark since he wasn't the lead actor of "Django Unchained" for which he played the main baddie! In terms of Leo being the lead actor, it's only "The Great Gatsby", "Inception" and "Shutter Island"- his other recent ones are flops which also include "J Edger" and "Revolutionary Road"! And because "The Departed" was made in 2006 it counts as his 7th movie!

Oct 29 - 05:20 PM

King  S.

King Simba

Please reread my sentence:

4 out of his past 5 films grossed more than 100 mil domestically, only ONE of which did not feature him as the lead.

The one I was referring to was Django Unchained. As for Revolutionary Road and J Edgar, they did about as well as they could given the subject matter of the former and the latter's reputation as busted Oscar bait. No actor could have brought big numbers to those films.

Whether you like him or hate him, you can't really deny that Leo is a big box office draw.

Oct 30 - 04:14 AM

Dave J

Dave J

Minor roles he's in don't really count in my opinion!

Oct 30 - 12:23 PM

RoHiT

Good Looking RoHiT

Well, Wolf of wall street will be certified fresh.

Oct 27 - 10:06 PM

Dave J

Dave J

Would you be shocked if it wasn't?

Oct 28 - 01:28 PM

King Crunk

King Crunk

Wolf of Wall Street has pretty much been confirmed for a Christmas release. It will miss the original November release, but it should still be a contender this year, along with Out of the Furnace, Her, Inside Llewyn Davis, and American Hustle, which are probably the only five movies this year I am still interested in.

Oct 27 - 06:09 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

If you added Nebraska, that would be pretty much my selection as well.

Oct 28 - 09:42 PM

Typhon

Typhon Q

I don't think the Counselor got enough of a marketing push to get it into peoples' minds.

So glad that Gravity is doing such great business still. It's one film that actually deserves it.

Oct 27 - 06:19 PM

Stewart H.

Stewart Hoffman

I saw The Counselor this weekend - it's a mess. As I watched - I couldn't tell how the central character got involved in the drug caper in the first place - or how he was connected to the other players in that game. It all sounded pretty clever, and it looked great. Could be one of those films that needs several viewings to appreciate it - but I doubt I'm going to bother. Maybe when it lands on my Netflix streaming list I'll give it another go.

Oct 27 - 06:32 PM

Ralph

Ralph Myers

I don't really think it mattered why he got involved in the drug caper in the first place, and toward the end when hes talking to Javier he says he did it for greed, which is basically the point.

Oct 27 - 06:43 PM

Stewart H.

Stewart Hoffman

So, did you like the movie?

Oct 27 - 07:55 PM

Stewart H.

Stewart Hoffman

I saw The Counselor this weekend - it's a mess. As I watched - I couldn't tell how the central character got involved in the drug caper in the first place - or how he was connected to the other players in that game. It all sounded pretty clever, and it looked great. Could be one of those films that needs several viewings to appreciate it - but I doubt I'm going to bother. Maybe when it lands on my Netflix streaming list I'll give it another go.

Oct 27 - 06:32 PM

Ralph

Ralph Myers

I don't really think it mattered why he got involved in the drug caper in the first place, and toward the end when hes talking to Javier he says he did it for greed, which is basically the point.

Oct 27 - 06:43 PM

Stewart H.

Stewart Hoffman

So, did you like the movie?

Oct 27 - 07:55 PM

Ralph

Ralph Myers

I don't really think it mattered why he got involved in the drug caper in the first place, and toward the end when hes talking to Javier he says he did it for greed, which is basically the point.

Oct 27 - 06:43 PM

Stewart H.

Stewart Hoffman

So, did you like the movie?

Oct 27 - 07:55 PM

Stewart H.

Stewart Hoffman

So, did you like the movie?

Oct 27 - 07:55 PM

Spencer S.

Spencer Saunders

I saw Escape Plan and I gotta say it was a pretty well done movie. Also, it will make all its money back as it already has $45 million worldwide in two weeks on a $50 budget.

Oct 27 - 08:12 PM

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Spencer S.

Spencer Saunders

I'm here to inform you to stop spamming and to fuck off

Oct 28 - 08:28 AM

Marcellus E.

Marcellus Esquerra

Although it will make its budget back, it will have to make $100 million in order for it to make a profit.

Oct 28 - 07:15 PM

Gary Devenport

Gary Devenport

The fact that Jack Ryan got delayed pretty much confirms Wolf of Wall Street will take it's spot. Paramount isn't opening two of their films on the same day.

Oct 27 - 08:17 PM

Beau Farver

Beau Farver

I can promise you Wolf of Wall Street will be a 88-96% it has gotten much buzz, along with american hustle, out of the furnace, her, 12 years, and monuments men. There is no way Leo would ever sign up for a movie that would ever be 20% He's smart and he knows he's safe with Scorsese. This is total Oscar noteworthy, written all over the cast bud.

Oct 27 - 09:19 PM

Dave Champion

Dave Champion

Might wanna check the score for Shutter Island, which also featured Leo and Scorsese. I personally really liked it, but you're wrong if you think they can't make a rotten movie by RT's standards.

Oct 27 - 09:26 PM

Infernal D.

Infernal Dude 2.0

I'm not disagreeing with your statement. But for me, Shutter Island didn't work because I read the book and so did a lot of people going into it. The surprise of his identity and the impact of his childrens' deaths is what made the book worth reading. I felt like we were going through the motions the whole time.

Oct 27 - 11:24 PM

Beau Farver

Beau Farver

Just checked Shutter Island which it landed at a 68%, still fresh by RT's standards! In the last 10 years he has only had 3 rotten movies he acted in, all falling within mid 40's to late 50's so they pushing fresh ratings (Gatsby, Body of Lies, and J.Edgar). Gatsby and J.Edgar were poorly reviewed, should've been fresh but a low fresh. Body of Lies was his worst in 10 years to me, but still thats 3 movies in 10 years, pretty darn good. He produced 2 rotten movies, but I'm not praising his producing career, just stating that The Wolf on Wall Street will be very highly certified fresh, he will be a nominee, if not heavy contestant for an Oscar, and the movie itself will be up for best movie, just wait and see.

Oct 28 - 01:47 AM

Mac Moon

Mac Moon

I liked Body of Lies.

Oct 28 - 12:42 PM

Vincent

Jeff Longhairblum

Well, there's a first for everything.

Oct 28 - 02:38 AM

Dave J

Dave J

In my opinion, Leo is not even Scorsese's favorite actor for he doesn't really have a choice since Leo has enough money to finance his own production comp! And from looking at the previews of "Wolf Of Wall Street", it totally looked like that it pretty much summed up the entire movie for us with the only thing left is the ending!

Oct 28 - 01:27 PM

King  S.

King Simba

Scorsese is high profile enough that he can choose whoever to put in his films. Besides, he started casting Leo in his films before he was a big box office draw with a production company, so obviously Scorsese casts him because he thinks he's a good actor.

And a lot of trailers sum up the movie for people. Doesn't mean it's going to be bad.

Oct 29 - 09:16 AM

Dave J

Dave J

Although, it's true what you're saying, the films he made with DeNiro can't even compare with the ones he made with DeCaprio for the only highly critically acclaimed film they did together so far is "The Departed"- the other ones not much! And you can't tell me that "The Aviator", "Gangs Of New York" and "Shutter Island" are some of Scorsese's best works either! Leo doesn't exactly possess the same box office potential draw as he used to nor is he is as creative enough as some of the other actors Scorsese has ever worked with!

Oct 29 - 12:38 PM

King  S.

King Simba

"the films he made with DeNiro can't even compare with the ones he made with DeCaprio"

And what, that's Leo's fault? Besides, there's a big difference between not being as good as a young Robert DeNiro and not being good period. Aside from Gangs of New York, Leonardo DeCaprio delivered strong performances in all of Scorsese's films so far (even getting a best actor nomination for Aviator).

And as far as box office draws go, there are very few stars today that are as reliable as DiCaprio. 4 out of his past 5 films grossed more than 100 mil domestically, only one of which did not feature him as the lead. I don't see how you could say he's not the draw he used to be, especially after Great Gatsby (a film that he carried to big success despite all the negative buzz surrounding it).

Oct 29 - 03:45 PM

Dave J

Dave J

"4 out of his past 5 films grossed more than 100 mil domestically, only one of which did not feature him as the lead"

Incorrect, I only counted three out of five movies that reached the 100 million dollar mark since he wasn't the lead actor of "Django Unchained" for which he played the main baddie! In terms of Leo being the lead actor, it's only "The Great Gatsby", "Inception" and "Shutter Island"- his other recent ones are flops which also include "J Edger" and "Revolutionary Road"! And because "The Departed" was made in 2006 it counts as his 7th movie!

Oct 29 - 05:20 PM

King  S.

King Simba

Please reread my sentence:

4 out of his past 5 films grossed more than 100 mil domestically, only ONE of which did not feature him as the lead.

The one I was referring to was Django Unchained. As for Revolutionary Road and J Edgar, they did about as well as they could given the subject matter of the former and the latter's reputation as busted Oscar bait. No actor could have brought big numbers to those films.

Whether you like him or hate him, you can't really deny that Leo is a big box office draw.

Oct 30 - 04:14 AM

Dave J

Dave J

Minor roles he's in don't really count in my opinion!

Oct 30 - 12:23 PM

Dave Champion

Dave Champion

Might wanna check the score for Shutter Island, which also featured Leo and Scorsese. I personally really liked it, but you're wrong if you think they can't make a rotten movie by RT's standards.

Oct 27 - 09:26 PM

Infernal D.

Infernal Dude 2.0

I'm not disagreeing with your statement. But for me, Shutter Island didn't work because I read the book and so did a lot of people going into it. The surprise of his identity and the impact of his childrens' deaths is what made the book worth reading. I felt like we were going through the motions the whole time.

Oct 27 - 11:24 PM

Beau Farver

Beau Farver

Just checked Shutter Island which it landed at a 68%, still fresh by RT's standards! In the last 10 years he has only had 3 rotten movies he acted in, all falling within mid 40's to late 50's so they pushing fresh ratings (Gatsby, Body of Lies, and J.Edgar). Gatsby and J.Edgar were poorly reviewed, should've been fresh but a low fresh. Body of Lies was his worst in 10 years to me, but still thats 3 movies in 10 years, pretty darn good. He produced 2 rotten movies, but I'm not praising his producing career, just stating that The Wolf on Wall Street will be very highly certified fresh, he will be a nominee, if not heavy contestant for an Oscar, and the movie itself will be up for best movie, just wait and see.

Oct 28 - 01:47 AM

Mac Moon

Mac Moon

I liked Body of Lies.

Oct 28 - 12:42 PM

RoHiT

Good Looking RoHiT

Well, Wolf of wall street will be certified fresh.

Oct 27 - 10:06 PM

Dave J

Dave J

Would you be shocked if it wasn't?

Oct 28 - 01:28 PM

Infernal D.

Infernal Dude 2.0

I'm not disagreeing with your statement. But for me, Shutter Island didn't work because I read the book and so did a lot of people going into it. The surprise of his identity and the impact of his childrens' deaths is what made the book worth reading. I felt like we were going through the motions the whole time.

Oct 27 - 11:24 PM

Beau Farver

Beau Farver

Just checked Shutter Island which it landed at a 68%, still fresh by RT's standards! In the last 10 years he has only had 3 rotten movies he acted in, all falling within mid 40's to late 50's so they pushing fresh ratings (Gatsby, Body of Lies, and J.Edgar). Gatsby and J.Edgar were poorly reviewed, should've been fresh but a low fresh. Body of Lies was his worst in 10 years to me, but still thats 3 movies in 10 years, pretty darn good. He produced 2 rotten movies, but I'm not praising his producing career, just stating that The Wolf on Wall Street will be very highly certified fresh, he will be a nominee, if not heavy contestant for an Oscar, and the movie itself will be up for best movie, just wait and see.

Oct 28 - 01:47 AM

Vincent

Jeff Longhairblum

Well, there's a first for everything.

Oct 28 - 02:38 AM

Sidharth Senthil

Sidharth Senthil

Stoker - Park chan wook debut in hollywood. Stoker is a feast for the eyes. Clearly, adele winning an oscar for skyfall soundtrack engenders emily wells to be atleast nominated for original soundtrack. Also, I am looking forward to wolf of wall street. Gravity, undoubtedly a work of art. The rest of the movies for this year are feel good movies or nothing surprising, including fox catcher, american hustle, Out of the furnace and Captian phillips ( New Rule: Before seeing the new Tom Hanks movie, 'Captain Phillips,' liberals in the audience must be warned that, yes, the bad guys in the movie are black. And we apologize. We tried casting Jude Law and Alexander Skarsgard as Somali pirates. So you wouldn't think we were saying all black people are pirates. But it turns out it's based on a true story, so let us make it up to you now by offering free downloads of 'Webster,' 'Diff'rent Strokes' and 'Homeboys in Outer Space.' 

Oct 28 - 06:12 AM

Patrick Thurlow

Patrick Thurlow

New rule: you have nothing good to say, Don't say it

Oct 28 - 11:22 AM

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Spencer S.

Spencer Saunders

I'm here to inform you to stop spamming and to fuck off

Oct 28 - 08:28 AM

Spencer S.

Spencer Saunders

I'm here to inform you to stop spamming and to fuck off

Oct 28 - 08:28 AM

Patrick Thurlow

Patrick Thurlow

New rule: you have nothing good to say, Don't say it

Oct 28 - 11:22 AM

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