After three weeks at the top of the US box office Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity is likely to be bested this weekend, by an 86 year old prankster and his young grandson traveling around America.
Johnny Knoxville reprises his character of Irving Zisman from Jackass for the spin-off movie, subjecting the public to more hidden camera craziness the film took a solid $12.6 million in the US last Friday. This should give Bad Grandpa an opening weekend somewhere between $25-$30 million, this figure is hugely off from the franchise best third movie ($50.4) which saw the gang inflict their hijinks on each other in face slapping 3D.
Once again directed by Jackass regular Jeff Tremaine the movie was released 11 years after the first movie which was meant to bring the series to a close. Earlier this year Johnny Knoxville revealed that a fourth Jackass movie could still happen;
"Well, we said we weren't going to do a two or a three, and there's probably more of a chance of a fourth film. We're not planning anything right now, but I always write for it,"
Elsewhere in the US charts Ridley Scott’s The Counselor, starring Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt and Cameron Diaz pulled in $3.6 million on its first day which was just a slither behind Captain Philips. This weekend the UK gets to see the return of an Avenger with Thor The Dark World, the blockbuster Marvel movie hits cinemas in the US on November 8 and it will be interesting to see what the Avengers effect will have on the box office for the God of thunder’s second standalone adventure.
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa is out now.