Bad Grandpa Finally Takes Gravity Down

While 'The Counselor' never even blasts off
By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 27, 2013 2:03 PM CDT
Bad Grandpa Finally Takes Gravity Down
Johnny Knoxville, left, as Irving Zisman and Jackson Nicoll as Billy in "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa."   (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Sean Cliver)

Gravity finally came down to Earth this weekend, relinquishing its No. 1 place at the box office to Johnny Knoxville's prank-fueled Bad Grandpa. The Jackass genre flick fooled $32 million out of moviegoers, while the Sandra Bullock-starring space thriller earned another $20.3 million—bringing its overall gross to an out-of-this world $199.8 million, the LA Times reports.

Not even in the same orbit, widely-panned Ridley Scott star vehicle The Counselor debuted to a meager $8 million, putting it at No. 4. It was bested by Tom Hanks-fronted Somali pirate film Captain Phillips, which plundered $11.8 million in its third week, per the Hollywood Reporter. And at No. 5, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 grossed $6.1 million. (Read more Johnny Knoxville stories.)

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