“Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” claimed the top spot at the box office, besting “Gravity,” and pulled in $32 million in its debut weekend. Alfonso Cuaron’s sci-fi thriller continues to play well as it scored $20.3 million in its fourth weekend and also hit big overseas.

While “Bad Grandpa” may be this week's king of the box office, most people are still talking about “12 Years a Slave.” The Steve McQueen-directed film, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong'o and Michael Fassbender, played in only 123 theaters, compared to the 3,336 for “Bad Grandpa,” but pulled in $2.15 million, landing in eighth place.

“Bad Grandpa” was aided by its association with the “Jackass” brand and while not a direct sequel to the other “Jackass” movies, the film performed within expectations, notes the Hollywood Reporter. While $32 million is less than the debut of “Jackass: 3D,” which opened at $50.4 million in 2010, it falls in line with the other two “Jackass movies.” “Bad Grandpa” is also the first movie of the franchise to have a plot, with the elderly Irving Zisman, played by Knoxville, and his 8-year-old grandson going on a road trip.

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“Gravity” dropped to second place after three weeks at the top of the heap. According to Box Office Mojo, “Gravity,” which stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, pulled in another $20.3 million, and to date has grossed $199.8 million domestically. It is expected to reach $250 million by the time it finishes its theatrical run. According to the Hollywood Reporter, “Gravity” pulled in $36.6 million overseas and its worldwide total sits at $364.2 million.

“Captain Phillips,” starring Tom Hanks, came in third with $11.8 million, bringing its total to $70.1 million, and Box Office Mojo expects the movie to reach $100 million domestically before it leaves theaters.

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“The Counselor” was the other highly touted movie of the week, opening in 3,044 theaters. It has a star-studded cast, including Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz and Michael Fassbender, and also plenty of pedigree, directed by Ridley Scott with a script by author Cormac McCarthy. But the drama flopped, landing in fourth place with just $8 million. (It also received no love from the critics, coming in at a pretty rotten 38 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2” rounded out the top five, earning $6.1 million.

The weekend’s box office can be viewed below.

  • "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" - $32 million
  • "Gravity" - $20.3 million
  • "Captain Phillips" - $11.8 million
  • "The Counselor" - $8 million
  • "Cloud With a Chance of Meatballs 2" - $6.1 million
  • "Carrie" - $5.9 million
  • "Escape Plan" - $4.3 million
  • "12 Years a Slave" - $2.15 million
  • "Enough Said" - $1.55 million
  • "Prisoners" - $1.06 million