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Bad Grandpa trumps at US box office

Johnny Knoxville’s raunchy comedy Bad Grandpa has ended Gravity’s three-week run at the top of the US box office reports BBC. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, about an 86-year-old and his eight-year-old grandson, opened with $32m (£19.7m). Gravity, which starrs Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, as astronauts adrift in space took $20.3m (£12.5m) It was followed by Tom Hanks’ hostage drama Captain Phillips which earned $11.8m (£7.2m). Ridley Scott’s star-studded The Counsellor came fourth.
Starring Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem and Brad Pitt, The Counsellor is about a greedy lawyer who turns to drug trafficking.
Written by No Country for Old Men author Cormac McCarthy, it brought in $8m (£5m) over the weekend – one of the worst openings on record for a Ridley Scott film.
The weekend’s fifth place finisher, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2, earned $6.1m (£3.8m) – bringing its total takings to $100.6m (£62.2m).
Gravity, meanwhile, has now earned $199.8m (£123.6m) in North America.
Elsewhere in the chart, the latest film adaptation of the Stephen King’s supernatural horror tale, Carrie fell to sixth place.

Source: New Age




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