Welcome to the Box Office Report, where it's no surprise a small child dancing in drag to "Pour Some Sugar on Me" made millions and millions.
1. Jackass Presents: Bad Grampa (Paramount): $32 million in 3,336 theaters
Johnny Knoxville ditched his regular crew of pranksters for the latest Jackass movie, but still managed to take the top place at the box office, knocking off a three-time repeat champion. Jackass movies always do well, weirdly, despite the show being over a decade old now. This outing, with its old character in a longer setting and a new partner-in-crime, actually had the best opening internationally of any Jackass movie yet. Knoville's medical insurance suppliers can rest assured those bills will get paid.
2. Gravity (Warner): $20.3 million in 3,707 theaters [Week 4]
Three weeks at the top is the longest a dominating movie can reign now, to put Gravity's fall in some perspective. The Avengers spent three weeks at the top that fateful summer, while The Hunger Games got four weeks after it opened nearly uncontested early in the blockbuster season. The eventual Oscar winner is knocking on the $200 million domestic door, but not quite there yet.
3. Captain Phillips (Sony): $11.8 million in 3,143 theaters [Week 3]
Really strange that two Americans were kidnapped by pirates just weeks after this movie about Americans and pirates was released. Somewhere on the internet, a great "Tom Hanks and the Illuminati" conspiracy is being written right now.
4. The Counselor (Fox): $8 million in 3,044 theaters
Penned by Cormac McCarthy, directed by Ridley Scott, with Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem all starring, The Counselor should have been an easy home run. But the movie is quite flawed, and apparently no one wanted to see it. The marquee names attached should made it easy for Fox to put butts in seats. Somehow Fox managed to screw this one up, or people are still bitter about how terrible Prometheus was. It's probably some combination of the two.
5. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (Sony): $6.1 million in 3,111 theaters [Week 5]
Meatballs is wildly successful, and congratulations to everyone involved, but when exactly did Despicable Me 2 turn into such a global juggernaut?