Made For Just $15 Million, 'Bad Grandpa' Storms Box-Office With $32 Million
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa is likely to become one of the box-office success stories of 2013.
Johnny Knoxville's comedy Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa has topped the U.S. box office with $32 million - more than double its production budget. Made for just $15 million, the raunchy comedy about an 86-year-old and his 8-year-old grandson, topped Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity to finish the weekend as America's biggest movie.
The space movie took a further $20.3 million to finish second, while Tom Hanks' hostage drama Captain Phillips took third with $11.8 million. Ridley Scott's The Counselor - which was unexpectedly panned by critics - finished fourth with just $8 million, one of the worst ever openings for a Ridley Scott movie, according to BBC News.
Animated sequel Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 earned $6.1 million to bring its total takings to $100.6 million. Gravity has now earned around $200 million and it remains on-course to compete for the major honors this awards season.
Further down the box-office list, Stephen King's supernatural horror tale Carrie fell to sixth place with $5.9 place while Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger's prison movie Escape Plan took just $2.6 million.
Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave took $2.2 million though remains the big-favorite to win Best Picture at the Oscars in March 2014.
Enough Said - James Gandolfini's last ever film - took £1.6 million to take ninth spot while Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal's acclaimed thriller Prisoners took $1.1 million for tenth place.
Controversial French movie Blue is the Warmest Colour - the Palme d'Or winner at the Cannes Film Festival - earned an impressive $101,000 from just four screens. The movie's director Abdellatif Kechiche and lead actress Léa Seydoux are currently in the middle of a very public feud over the former's apparent brutal filming methods.
Bad Grandpa will have to hold off new releases Ender's Game, Diana, Dallas Buyers Club and Last Vegas to remain at No.1 after the coming weekend.