Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Gravity’ Falls to ‘Grandpa’

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This weekend marks the end of Gravity, which ruled the box office charts for three weeks, due to its powerful plot and execution. It was bested this weekend not by another film of high caliber and repute, but by a sequel to one of the most low-brow franchises of all time: Bad Grandpa.

The film was able to earn higher than its predicted gross—about $25 million—at $32 million. This can likely be attributed to the years separating the latest Jackass releases, which sent a veritable horde of moviegoers craving vapid humor to the theaters this weekend.

Gravity was relegated to second-highest earnings, making $20.3 million, and coming close to breaking $200 million with total revenues of $199.8 million. Gravity was once again chased by Captain Phillips, which earned another $11.8 million for a total of $70 million.

After that came the much less fortunate of this weekend’s releases, The Counselor, which grossed only $8 million. Finally, we have the tenacious Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, which clung to the higher levels of the charts with earnings of $6.1 million this weekend, totaling at $100.6 million overall.

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