The box office this weekend remained much the same way it has been the last few weeks, with a couple well-received films staying toward the top and the new movies finding either moderate success or flopping. The difference is that this weekend though, a new movie finally took down “Gravity”, which has been number one at the box office the past three weeks. Surprisingly, that movie was “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa”, starring Johnny Knoxville as an elderly man who takes his young grandson on a series of wild—and wildly inappropriate—adventures. The comedy debuted with $32 million, with “Gravity” following behind but staying strong at $20.3 million.
“Captain Phillips” dropped to third with $11.8 million, while the weekend’s other big new movie, “The Counselor”, debuted in fourth with only $8 million. Despite being helmed by Ridley Scott and boasting an all-star cast that includes Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, and Penelope Cruz, the thriller opened to little hype and mostly negative reviews.
Meanwhile, the highly-praised drama “12 Years a Slave”, which many critics are already calling the best films of the year, expanded to over 100 more theaters this weekend. As a result, the movie jumped into the top 12, coming in eighth with an impressive $2.1 million.
The complete list of the top 12 movies at the box office this weekend is below. Click the links to read my full review of each film.
1. “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa”: $32 million
2. “Gravity”: $20.3 million
3. “Captain Phillips”: $11.8 million
4. “The Counselor”: $8 million
5. “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”: $6.1 million
6. “Carrie”: $5.9 million
7. “Escape Plan”: $4.3 million
8. “12 Years a Slave”: $2.1 million
9. “Enough Said”: $1.5 million
10. “Prisoners”: $1.06 million
11. “Insidious Chapter 2”: $883,000
12. “Rush”: $697,000
Check out showtimes for these movies and more at the following St. Louis-area theaters.
- Wehrenberg Theatres
- AMC Theatres
- Regal Movie Theatres
- Galleria 6
- Chase Park Plaza
- Granite City
- Moolah Theatre
- Hi-Pointe Theatre
- St. Andrews Cinema
- Plaza Frontenac Cinema
- Tivoli Theatre
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