Weekend Box Office Report: Good Debut For ‘Bad Grandpa’

(credit: Paramount Pictures)

(credit: Paramount Pictures)

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By Bill Wine

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There’s is new ticket-selling leader at multiplexes. This weekend, it was Grandpa defying Gravity.

After three weeks on the first-place perch, the high-flying hit, Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, fell to second place.

That’s because the new hidden-camera prank comedy, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, with Johnny Knoxville, the fourth entry in the Jackass franchise, grabbed the top spot, earning an estimated $32-million on its debut weekend.

Gravity was second with another $20-million, bringing its cumulative total to just under $200-million.

The holdover Captain Phillips, with Tom Hanks, was third with $12-million, while the new crime thriller, The Counselor, with Michael Fassbender, Cameron Diaz, and Brad Pitt, was fourth with a total of $8-million.

Overall, for the first time in over a month, industry-wide totals were ahead of those on the counterpart weekend last year.

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