Weekend Box Office: Great ‘Grandpa’

After three straight weeks at the top of the charts, ‘Gravity’ was finally dethroned this week by an unlikely R-rated comedy. Even so, the space thriller’s decline was still light (32%) and it went on to earn another $20.3 million. After 24 days on the big screen, ‘Gravity’ has now grossed $199.8 million domestically and $362.4 million worldwide.

This weekend’s top performer was ‘Bad Grandpa,’ the ‘Jackass’ spin-off in which Johnny Knoxville’s geriatric character takes his grandson on a road trip filled with hidden camera pranks on unsuspecting victims. The crude and hilarious comedy pulled in $32 million from 3,336 locations.

‘Gravity’ landed in the #2 spot, while ‘Captain Phillips‘ eased into third. Paul Greengrass’ intense pirate story garnered another $11.8 million, for a domestic total of $70 million and a worldwide gross of $96.7 million.

Meanwhile, Ridley Scott’s star-studded ‘The Counselor‘ opened to a measly $8 million from 3,044 locations. With bad reviews and a no word-of-mouth, at this point, seemingly nothing can save the movie from being chalked up as another of 2013’s biggest flops.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2‘ rounded out the Top 5. Its $6.1 million fifth weekend totals pushed the animated family comedy past the $100 million mark. Worldwide, ‘Meatballs 2’ is on the brink of crossing $150 million.

Limited indie release ‘Blue Is the Warmest Color‘ warranted a pretty good debut. From four screens, the Cannes-winning film generated $101,000, giving it a $25,250 per-screen average. While these totals would typically push a decent expansion, with an NC-17 rating and a three-hour runtime, it’s difficult to predict how the platform release will expand.

Top 10:

1. ‘Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa’ (Paramount) – $32,000,000

2. ‘Gravity’ (Warner Bros.) – $20,300,000

3. ‘Captain Phillips’ (Sony) – $11,800,000

4. ‘The Counselor’ (Fox) – $8,000,000

5. ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2’ (Sony) – $6,100,000

6. ‘Carrie’ (Screen Gems) – $5,900,000

7. ‘Escape Plan’ (Summit) – $4,340,000

8. ’12 Years a Slave’ (Fox Searchlight) – $2,150,000

9. ‘Enough Said’ (Fox Searchlight) – $1,555,000

10. ‘Prisoners’ (Warner Bros.) – $1,063,000

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