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'Bad Grandpa' beats 'Gravity' at weekend box office

The "Jackass" film knocked "Gravity" out of the top slot over the weekend.
Posted By Kate Stanton   |   Oct. 27, 2013 at 9:52 PM   |   Comments

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(UPI) -- Alfonso Cuaron's space thriller Gravity spent three weeks at the top of the American box office, generating rave reviews and Oscar buzz. But a decidedly more lowbrow film dominated this weekend's box office -- Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa -- in which Johnny Knoxville dresses up like a senior citizen and pranks unsuspecting Americans.

Paramount made Bad Grandpa on a $15 million budget, but the film earned $32 million in its first weekend. The film performed better than previous Jackass films Jackass: The Movie ($22.8 million) and Jackass: Number Two ($29 million), but not as well as its predecessor Jackass 3-D ($50 million).

Despite falling from its No. 1 position, Gravity held strong at No. 2 with $20.3 million, followed by Captain Phillips with $11.8 million.

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