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‘Jackass’ sets box office record for Oct. debut

October 18, 2010

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— Johnny Knoxville and his “Jackass” gang are even bigger hits in three dimensions.

“Jackass 3D,” their latest big-screen collection of crazy stunts and antics, opened with a whopping $50 million, soaring past the debuts of their first two movies, according to studio estimates Sunday.

It was the third-straight No. 1 opening for Paramount’s franchise, which launched with a $22.8 million opening for 2002’s “Jackass: The Movie” and continued with a $29 million debut for 2006’s “Jackass Number Two.”

“Jackass 3D” set a record for biggest October debut, topping the $48.1 million opening weekend for “Scary Movie 3” in 2003.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood .com. Final figures will be released today.

  1. “Jackass 3D,” $50 million.
  2. “Red,” $22.5 million.
  3. “The Social Network,” $11 million.
  4. “Secretariat,” $9.5 million.
  5. “Life as We Know It,” $9.2 million.
  6. “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole,” $4.2 million.
  7. “The Town,” $4 million.
  8. “My Soul to Take,” $3.2 million.
  9. “Easy A,” $2.7 million.
  10. “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” $2.4 million.

Comments

Flap Doodle 3 years, 6 months ago

H.L. Mencken once said "No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public."

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Kontum1972 3 years, 6 months ago

people that pay to go see this kind of physical abuse are idiots...my idea of having a good time is not to break bones or get smacked in my private area....well keep it up and when one of these idiots or all of them dies from this it might be over....

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