Best Movies Ever predicted that Jackass 3D would make a killing this weekend and it made box office history with the best fall movie opening ever. We love how people love to put the movie down, but it shows we all love to have some stupid in our lives, especially in the midst of all the serious movies out right now.
1. Jackass 3D (Paramount) NEW [3,081 Theaters]
Friday $21.8M, Saturday $17M, Weekend $50M
Jackass 3-D made a lot of dough this weekend, and it seemed to irritate a lot of people blaming the dumbing of America for this to occur. Well, we at Best Movies Ever make some very high ended movies, but we still love fun movies that aren’t meant to be highbrow, but as lowbrow as you want. In fact, Jackass 3D boasted the biggest-grossing opening weekend that a Fall (Sept.-Oct.) movie has ever seen, and it more than doubled the debut of the other movie we loved Red, which came in second place. So here’s the rundown of the Top 10 Box Office Movies from your friends at Best Movies Ever.
Jackass 3D outdid all the previous Jackass movie showing that it has retained its core audience, and a buddy over at Paramount Pictures called today to say all the other studios releasing their Oscar movies now are gnashing their teeth since a simple movie about a bunch of kids (now grown men) sticking things up their butts and on their genitals totally kicked their asses out of the water. Naturally, we at Best Movies Ever had to laugh since all the high browed moviegoers will shake their head sadly at this. Our Paramount friend also said that Jackass 3D also saw an increase of 15% in females coming to see the film. So it shows that guys aren’t the only ones that like watching people do stupid things.
Below, you can catch audience reactions after coming out of seeing Jackass 3D. Granted this one will drop off next week if history repeats itself, but we’ll having Jackass 3.5 in time for Christmas on dvd/blu-ray.
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2. Red (Summit) NEW [3,255 Theaters]
Friday $7.3M, Saturday $9.2M, Weekend $22.5M
Funny enough, Summit Entertainment was the only studio smart enough to take on this action movie who’s cast had a media age of 40ish. Every other studio in town turned it down, even with that stellar cast onboard including Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, and Bruce Willis. But Hollywood being Hollywood, they assumed that movie audiences feel that these people have gone past their expiration date, but it’s always great when moviegoers make them scratch their heads. Red even received an A- on CinemaScore which is really good.
Summit was very smart by marketing Red as a colorful, star-studded action comedy, and, curiously, it seemed like most television ads spotlighted co-stars Helen Mirren, John Malkovich and Mary-Louise Parker instead of Bruce Willis and Morgan Freeman. Our friends at Summit Entertainment told us that 53 percent of the audience was male and 58 percent was aged 35 years and older. If you make movies that are good and witty, you can still hit the over 35 market, although it seems to be the kiss of death in most studios mentalities. Oddly, most of the studio heads are in that age bracket too.
Red Movie Trailer Best Movies Ever
3. The Social Network (Sony) Week 3 [2,868 Theaters]
Friday $3.3M, Saturday $4.6M, Weekend $11M, Cume $63.1M
The Social Network held on strong for third place, and with the Academy Award campaign that Sony has set in place, it’ll be hanging on for a few more weeks. From our sources inside Sony that worked The Social Network, Sony is putting on a campaign that will make Harvey Weinstein envious as they’ve taken many pages out of his famous playbook for the statue.
The Social Network Movie Trailer Best Movies Ever
4. Secretariat (Disney) Week 2 [3,072 Theaters]
Friday $2.8M, Saturday $4.1M, Weekend $9.5M (-25%), Cume $27.7M
I think that after Disney got so much crap for its horrible marketing of Secretariat, it kicked someones ass in marketing and they turned it around and the film held on really well for the second week since the numbers last weekend were making it look like it would be headed to the glue factory soon.
Secretariat Movie Trailer Best Movies Ever
5. Life As We Know It (Warner Bros) Week 2 [3,150 Theaters]
Friday $3.1M, Saturday $3.8M, Weekend $9.2M (-37%), Cume $29.1M
Life As We Know It held on respectively for it’s second weekend only dropping around 37%, and it just gives us another excuse to post a picture with Josh Duhamel strutting in his underwear.
Life As We Know It Movie Trailer Best Movies Ever
6. The Town (Warner Bros) Week 5 [2,368 Theaters]
Friday $1.2M, Saturday $1.8M, Weekend $4M, Cume $80.6M
The Town is another one of Best Movies Ever Oscar nomination pics and one we predicted will stay in the top 10 through Oscar season. Ben Affleck has made a film he should be very proud of, and will propel him back into the status of his buddy Matt Damon.
The Town Movie Trailer Best Movies Ever
7. Legend Of The Guardians (Warner Bros) Week 4 [2,502 Theaters]
Friday $1M, Saturday $1.9M, Weekend $4.2M, Cume $45.7M
Zack Snyder still holding on with his Superman powers!
Legend Of The Guardians Movie Trailer Best Movies Ever
8. My Soul To Take (Rogue/Universal) Week 2 [2,529 Theaters]
Friday $1M (-62%), Saturday $1.4M, Weekend $3.1M (-54%), Cume $12M
As you can see with the review that Best Movies Ever did, Wes Craven did not make any news fans, and more likely lost many more as his lastest film drifts down into dvd/blu-ray oblivion.
My Soul To Take Movie Trailer Best Movies Ever
9. Easy A (Screen Gems/Sony) Week 5 [2,314 Theaters]
Friday $855K, Saturday $1.2M, Weekend $2.6M, Cume $52.3M
Our favorite Gwen Stacey’s Easy A hold onto the Top 10 for another week which Best Movies ever predicted. Emma Stone proves why she’s one of our favorite actresses today.
Easy A Movie Trailer Best Movies Ever
10. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (Fox) Week 4 [2,405 Theaters]
Friday $715K, Saturday $1M, Weekend $2.2M, Cume $47.9M
Greed Is Good will soon be straight to dvd/blu-ray. It will have a great life there.
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