Weekend Forecast: 'Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa' & 'The Counselor'

on October 23, 2013 by BoxOffice Staff
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oct25.pngOpening this weekend are Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa and The Counselor.

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

PROS:

- The Jackass franchise soared to new box office heights with the third entry's $50.4 million opening three years ago.
- Pre-sales for the comedy are notably strong in comparison to other films in the marketplace.
- The franchise's Facebook following has grown significantly in the last few years, totaling more than 28 million fans.

CONS:

- Without the entire Jackass crew, will audiences go in for a Borat-like plot-centric prank movie starring only Knoxville in makeup?
- Twitter and Flixster activity have been very modest, although that could be a cause of the film's late release announcement.
- Unlike the third Jackass, this pic won't have the advantage of 3D ticket sales to boost grosses.

The Counselor

PROS:

- The ensemble cast included high profile names such as Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem, and Cameron Diaz.
- Ridley Scott's and writer Cormac McCarthy's fan followings.
- Facebook and Flixster activity are fairly healthy. 

CONS:

- The glut of adult-driven films (namely Gravity and Captain Phillips) in the market right now have significantly softened demand for this.
- The film's star, Michael Fassbender, isn't yet a household name or box office draw.
- Ridley Scott's box office allure has also diminished in recent years.

Check out our forecast for these films and the remainder of the top 10 in the table below.

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa Oct 25, 2013 Paramount
$30,000,000 $30,000,000
Gravity Oct 4, 2013 Warner Bros.
$22,000,000 $202,000,000
The Counselor Oct 25, 2013 Fox
$12,000,000 $12,000,000
Captain Phillips Oct 11, 2013 Sony / Columbia
$11,700,000 $70,200,000
Carrie (2013) Oct 18, 2013 Sony / Screen Gems
$8,200,000 $28,500,000
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Sep 27, 2013 Sony / Columbia
$6,200,000 $100,700,000
Escape Plan Oct 18, 2013 Lionsgate / Summit
$5,200,000 $18,500,000
12 Years a Slave Oct 18, 2013 Fox Searchlight
$2,700,000 $3,950,000
Enough Said Sep 18, 2013 Fox Searchlight
$1,500,000 $13,000,000
Prisoners Sep 20, 2013 Warner Bros.
$1,200,000 $59,300,000

Phil Contrino, Daniel Garris, Alex Edghill, and Shawn Robbins contributed to this report. 

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