1 . Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (Paramount) PPI $32m (NE)
2. Gravity (Warner Bros) WBPI $20.3m ($199.8m) (1)
3. Captain Phillips (Sony) SPRI $11.8m ($70.1m) (2)
4. The Counselor (Fox) $8m (NE)
5. Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 (Sony) SPRI $6.1m ($100.6m) (5)
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, starring Johnny Knoxville, grossed a solid $32m at the North American weekend box office to end Gravity’s three week reign in the No. 1 spot. The MTV spin-off proved less front loaded than the franchise generally, holding up well over the weekend notwithstanding an average ‘B’ CinemaScore from first night audiences.
The other wide weekend opener, Ridley Scott’s The Counsellor, bombed even more than Fox had feared. Poor reviews and a disastrous ‘D’ CinemaScore condemned the crime thriller to an $8m weekend notwithstanding a strong cast including, amongst others, Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz and Cameron Diaz, and a screenplay from leading American author, Cormac McCarthy.
Award season hopefuls, Gravity and Captain Phillips, enjoyed strong holds in second and third place respectively. Gravity earned another $20m – a fall of just 33% – to take its domestic tally to within touching distance of the $200m milestone. Captain Phillips’s $11.8m return over the three days was only 28% down on last weekend.low cost cialis online cialis online canada reviews generic cialis super force cheap cialis canada pharmacy