Friday, October 25, 2013

The Projector: Crude King Edition UPDATE

Monday UPDATE UPDATE: Final numbers largely held up to estimates, with The Counselor failing to break $8M — tanktacular.

1. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa $32M
2. Gravity $20.1M
3. Captain Phillips $11.6M
4. The Counselor $7.8M
5. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 $6.3M

Sunday UPDATE: Another box office crown for the Jackass crew. While not as prolific as their last go around, Bad Grandpa deposited a big $32M in its debut frame, dropping Gravity to second after a three-week run at the top. Its B CinemaScore suggests limited legs, though given the target demographic, the Johnny Knoxville hidden-camera comedy was largely a front-loaded venture going in. As for The Counselor, audiences wisely turned to other representation as the Ridley Scott/Cormac McCarthy abomination banked a pitiful $8M, garnering a dreadful D CinemaScore in the process.

1. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa $32M
2. Gravity $20.3M
3. Captain Phillips $11.8M
4. The Counselor $8M
5. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 $6.1M

Crass is king. After unforgettable roles in gems like The Last Stand and Movie 43, Johnny Knoxville is back to his Jackass ways this weekend in Bad Grandpa, a quasi-mockumentary in the mold of Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat. While no soul over the age of 30 will be in the seats, those under that bar – specifically males – will carry Knoxville to the crown, bringing Gravity down to Earth after its ultra-impressive three-peat, the first of 2013.
  1. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa $28.5M (↑) – Won't hit Jackass 3D numbers ($117M domestic), but a debut near $30M is all but assured.
  2. Gravity $22.5M – Should break $200M stateside by Sunday, worldwide sum stands at $300M and counting.
  3. The Counselor $14M (↓) – Expecting the lowest CinemaScore ever recorded, ensuring wretched word-of-mouth for one of the worst films of 2013.
  4. Captain Phillips $10.25M – Has already doubled the total take for Tom Hanks' last project, Cloud Atlas.
  5. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 $7.25M – Gives way to Free Birds next weekend.