411's Box Office Report: Bad Grandpa Misbehaves His Way to #1
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 10.27.2013
Gravity is dethroned...
The Jackass franchise has ended Gravity's run at the top of the box office. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa took the #1 spot at the box office this weekend with an impressive $32 million dollar haul. That number, which works out to an average of $9,592 from 3,336 theaters, is well above the $25 million that was expected for it. The film should have average drops for the franchise, with a B CinemaScore from audiences. The film added $8.1 million overseas for a $40.1 million worldwide take; the budget was only $15 million.
Gravity finally slipped to #2 in its fourth week. The sci-fi thriller had another small drop trough and was down just 32% for a $20.3 million weekend. The Sandra Bullock/George Clooney film has now grossed $199.8 million domestically and $314 million worldwide from a budget of $100 million.
Also down a spot to #3 in its third week was Tom Hanks' Captain Phillips, which brought in $11.8 million. The fact-based drama about the Maersk Alabama hijacking in 2009 has now made $70.1 million so far domestically and $79.2 million worldwide from a budget of $55 million.
Opening weakly at #4 was Ridley Scott's latest film, The Counselor. The legal thriller hit just $8 million dollars, well below the $15 million that studio executives were hoping for. The film had a high-profile cast that included Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt but middling reviews and a poorly-organized marketing campaign killed it. The film also did not go over well at all with audiences, earning a terrible D CinemaScore. The movie's budget was $25 million.
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 held steady at #5 in its fifth weekend with $6.1 million. The Sony CGI-animated sequel has a domestic total of $100.6 million and a worldwide total of $131.7 million from a $78 million budget.
Kimberly Peirce's Carrie suffered a heavy fall, down three to #6 in its second weekend with $5.9 million. The film was down 63% which is high, even for the typically front-loaded horror genre. The film has grossed a total of $26 million from a budget of $30 million.
Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger's Escape Plan was down to to #7 in its second weekend with $4.3 million. The action film dropped 56% from its low opening weekend, which is an average drop for the genre. Thus far the film has grossed $17.4 million domestically and $45.5 million worldwide; the budget is estimated at $70 million.
The Oscar-buzzed drama 12 Years a Slave jumped into the top 10 as it expanded in its second weekend, bringing in $2.2 million from just 123 theaters. The film, which stars Chiwotel Ejiofor and is directed by Steve McQueen, has a two-week total of $3.4 million and will continue to rise as it expands. The movie's budget is estimated at $20 million.
James Gandolfini's final film Enough Said leapt back into the top ten, was down two spots to #9 in its sixth week with $1.6 million. The film has grossed a total of $13 million domestically.
Prisoners was down four in its sixth week, finishing at #10 with $1.1 million. The crime thriller has now grossed $59.1 million domestically and $101.5 million worldwide on a budget of $46 million.
The weekend box office tally was $101.6 million, up 9% from last year's take of $93.5 million that was led by Argo's $12.1 million third weekend.
Note: Numbers include Sunday estimates and are three-day estimates. A studio recoups 55% of a film's grosses on average, meaning it needs to approximately double its budget to be profitable during its theatrical run.
BOX OFFICE TOP TEN (Three-Day Numbers)
1. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa - $32 million ($32 million total)
2. Gravity - $20.3 million ($199.8 million total)
3. Captain Phillips - $11.8 million ($70.1 million total)
4. The Counselor - $8 million ($8 million total)
5. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 - $6.1 million ($100.6 million total)
6. Carrie - $5.9 million ($26 million total)
7. Escape Plan - $4.3 million ($17.4 million total)
8. 12 Years a Slave - $2.2 million ($2.2 million total)
9. Enough Said - $1.6 million ($13 million total)
10. Prisoners - $1.1 million ($59.1 million total)