‘Bad Grandpa’ dethrones ‘Gravity’ at US box office

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa has knocked Gravity off the top spot at the US box office this weekend.

The Johnny Knoxville hidden camera comedy film debuted at number one with $32m, while Gravity slipped to second place with $20.3m.

Sandra Bullock’s Gravity was the film to beat this weekend as it has remained in the number one spot for three weeks in a row since breaking box office records on its debut weekend earlier this month. Its total gross is now $199.8.

Bad Grandpa features Knoxville dressed up as an 86-year-old man who goes on a road trip across the US with his grandson (Jackson Nicoll). Cameras were hidden as the duo performed stunts and pranks.

The film was written by Knoxville, Spike Jonze and Jeff Tremaine, who also served as director.

Bad Grandpa and Gravity were followed by Captain Phillips in third place, earning $11.8m. The Tom Hanks drama debuted in second place and its total gross is $70m.

Ridley Scott’s latest film The Counsellor opened in fourth place with $8m. The drama thriller features a star-studied cast – Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem – and centres around a lawyer who gets into drug trafficking.

12 Years a Slave, which also stars Pitt and Fassbender, jumped from 16th spot to eight, taking in $2.1m.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, Carrie, Escape Plan, Enough Said and Prisoners round up the top ten list.

The US weekend box office top ten in full:
1. (-) Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa – $32,000,000
2. (1) Gravity – $20,300,000
3. (2) Captain Phillips – $11,800,000
4. (-) The Counsellor – $8,000,000
5. (5) Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 – $6,100,000
6. (3) Carrie – $5,900,000
7. (4) Escape Plan – $4,340,000
8. (16) 12 Years a Slave – $2,150,000
9. (7) Enough Said – $1,555,000
10. (6) Prisoners – $1,063,000

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