Pure, unappologetic stupidity reins supreme at the box office this weekend as Johnny Knoxville and his merry band of jackasses thouroughly trounce a senior citizen with a machine gun.
"Jackass 3D" blew away predictions to make $50 million in its opening bow, breaking the record for the largest opening in October. In one weekend it made close to what the previous two Jackass films grossed. I'm sure the over-inflated 3D ticket prices helped with the numbers, proving that there's still a little life left in the big 3D gimmick - at least for folks who enjoy projectile vomit and seeing guys getting hit in the balls.
Reading over the reviews, I was amused at how high-brow some of the critics were for such a low-brow film:
Meanwhile, the other newcomer "Red" made about half of what "Jackass 3D" did and came in at a distant second.
The biggest loser of the weekend appears to be Universal's horror flick "My Soul to Take" which fell 53% from its previous weekend numbers.
And leaving the list altogether was the Disney formula comedy "You Again"
Here's the top ten according to studio estimates released on Sunday:
1 (new) Jackass 3D $50,000,000
2 (new) Red $22,500,000
3 (1) The Social Network $11,000,000
4 (3) Secretariat $9,503,000
5 (2) Life as We Know It $9,200,000
6 (4) Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole 3D $4,235,000
7 (6) The Town $4,040,000
8 (5) My Soul to Take $3,161,250
9 (8) Easy A $2,650,000
10 (7) Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps $2,350,000