Warner's Gravity grossed $2.28 million on Thursday to lead the daily box office for a 21st consecutive day. With Paramount's Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa entering the marketplace today, Gravity will likely see its consecutive streak end at 21 days. The blockbuster sci-fi drama starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney was down 2 percent from Wednesday and down 35 percent from last Thursday. Gravity was easily the week's top film with a weekly take of $39.98 million. That was down 34 percent from the previous frame and brings the film's three-week haul to a massive $179.51 million. That means Gravity is set to reach the $200 million milestone either Sunday or Monday.
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa was off to a very solid late night start with an estimated $1.4 million from shows that began at 9 p.m. As is commonplace, those grosses are expected to be counted towards today's opening day gross. The late night performance for the Jackass spin-off starring Johnny Knoxville came in 44 percent below the $2.5 million midnight launch of 2010's Jackass 3D. However, it should be noted that Bad Grandpa isn't expected to perform as strong as Jackass 3D due in part to its spin-off nature and lack of higher priced 3D admissions. Check back throughout the weekend for further updates on the box office progress of Bad Grandpa, Gravity and the rest of this weekend's line-up.
Turning back towards Thursday, Sony's Captain Phillips took in $1.33 million to remain in second. The Paul Greengrass directed film starring Tom Hanks fell 3 percent from Wednesday and 34 percent from last Thursday. Captain Phillips placed in second for the week with $22.24 million. That was down 38 percent from the film's opening week performance and brings the film's two-week total to a stronger than expected $58.27 million.
Fellow Sony release Carrie held steady in third with $0.84 million. The R-rated horror remake starring Chloë Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore declined 3 percent from Wednesday. Carrie placed in third for the week with a seven-day start of $20.12 million. That was below expectation and was 12 percent below the $22.92 million seven-day take of last year's Sinister. Carrie will hope to receive a bit of a boost this weekend from the approaching Halloween holiday.
Lionsgate's Escape Plan rounded out its first week of release with a fourth place take of $0.63 million on Thursday. The action thriller starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger was down a sharp 10 percent from Wednesday. Escape Plan took fourth place this week with a seven-day start of $13.08 million. While that was in line with the film's modest expectations, it nonetheless represents a disappointing start given the film's teaming up of Stallone and Schwarzenegger.