‘Bad Grandpa’ tops box office with $32M

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Scene from the movie Bad Grandpa. (AP Foto/Paramount Pictures, Sean Cliver)

Scene from the movie Bad Grandpa. (AP Foto/Paramount Pictures, Sean Cliver)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With theaters heavy in dramatic offerings, Johnny Knoxville’s silly stunts captivated weekend moviegoers.

“Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” stole the No.1 spot from three-week box-office champ, “Gravity,” with $32 million in ticket sales in its opening weekend, according to totals released Monday.

“Gravity” sunk to second place, followed by “Captain Phillips.” Another drama, the star-studded “The Counselor,” debuted in fourth place with $7.8 million.

The acclaimed “12 Years a Slave,” playing in just 123 locations, edged into the top 10 with an impressive $2.1 million and the highest per-theater average of any film this week.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Monday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Rentrak, are:

1. “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa,” Paramount, $32,055,177, 3,336 locations, $9,609 average, $32,055,177, 1 week.

2. “Gravity,” Warner Bros., $20,135,387, 3,707 locations, $5,432 average, $199,649,748, 4 weeks.

3. “Captain Phillips,” Sony, $11,642,040, 3,143 locations, $3,704 average, $69,916,083, 3 weeks.

4. “The Counselor,” 20th Century Fox, $7,842,930, 3,044 locations, $2,577 average, $7,842,930, 1 week.

5. “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2,” Sony, $6,275,325, 3,111 locations, $2,017 average, $100,786,579, 5 weeks.

6. “Carrie,” Sony, $5,988,713, 3,157 locations, $1,897 average, $26,110,068, 2 weeks.

7. “Escape Plan,” Lionsgate, $4,558,239, 2,883 locations, $1,581 average, $17,641,821, 2 weeks.

8. “12 Years a Slave,” Fox Searchlight, $2,134,325, 123 locations, $17,352 average, $3,394,268, 2 weeks.

9. “Enough Said,” Fox Searchlight, $1,588,004, 835 locations, $1,902 average, $13,054,096, 6 weeks.

10. “Prisoners,” Warner Bros., $1,068,339, 1,347 locations, $793 average, $59,127,401, 6 weeks.

11. “Insidious Chapter 2,” FilmDistrict, $880,293, 1,229 locations, $716 average, $82,133,678, 7 weeks.

12. “Rush,” Universal, $700,695, 667 locations, $1,051 average, $25,856,534, 6 weeks.

13. “We’re The Millers,” Warner Bros., $582,445, 786 locations, $741 average, $148,561,678, 12 weeks.

14. “Fifth Estate,” Disney, $570,890, 1,769 locations, $323 average, $2,848,356, 2 weeks.

15. “Runner Runner,” 20th Century Fox, $560,118, 969 locations, $578 average, $18,819,538, 4 weeks.

16. “Baggage Claim,” Fox Searchlight, $560,046, 594 locations, $943 average, $20,837,814, 5 weeks.

17. “I’m In Love With A Church Girl,” High Top Releasing, $506,315, 458 locations, $1,105 average, $1,716,487, 2 weeks.

18. “All Is Lost,” Roadside Attractions, $502,530, 81 locations, $6,204 average, $640,717, 2 weeks.

19. “Don Jon,” Relativity Media, $495,999, 540 locations, $919 average, $23,501,622, 5 weeks.

20. “Despicable Me 2,” Universal, $390,370, 379 locations, $1,030 average, $364,248,630, 17 weeks.

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.

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