Paramount's Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa grossed $2.80 million on Monday to lead the daily box office for a fourth consecutive day. The modestly budgeted Jackass spin-off starring Johnny Knoxville was down 65 percent from Sunday. That was in line with the type of daily declines experienced by most wide releases on Monday. Bad Grandpa has grossed a very healthy $34.86 million in its first four days of release. That places Bad Grandpa 11 percent ahead of the $31.41 million four-day start of 2006's Jackass: Number Two (which fell 66 percent on its first Monday to gross $2.40 million) and 36 percent behind the $54.80 million four-day take of 2010's Jackass 3D (which declined 62 percent on its first Monday to gross $4.45 million).
Warner's Gravity placed in second on Monday with $1.50 million and in the process surpassed the $200 million domestic milestone. Gravity reached the milestone on its 25th day of release and has grossed $201.15 million to date. The blockbuster 3D sci-fi drama was down 70 percent from Sunday and down 38 percent from last Monday. Without adjusting for ticket price inflation, Gravity represents the second film of Sandra Bullock's career to reach the $200 million domestic milestone (joining 2009's The Blind Side) and the first ever film for George Clooney to reach the milestone.
Sony's Captain Phillips claimed third place with $0.897 million. The Paul Greengrass directed awards season hopeful starring Tom Hanks was down 68 percent from Sunday and down just 33 percent from last Monday. Captain Phillips surpassed the $70 million mark yesterday and has grossed a stronger than expected $70.81 million in 18 days. Given its continued strong holding power, Captain Phillips should eventually reach the $100 million milestone.
Fox's The Counselor took fourth place with $0.648 million. While the modestly budgeted Ridley Scott directed ensemble crime thriller was down just 63 percent from Sunday, the film's performance nonetheless remains a disappointing one. Despite a strong ensemble cast, The Counselor has only managed to gross $8.49 million in its first four days. The Counselor is performing very similar to Fox's recent Runner Runner, which grossed $8.39 million in its first four days.
In limited release, Fox Searchlight's 12 Years a Slave took in $195,188. That was good enough for eighth place among all films on Monday. The Steve McQueen directed awards season hopeful is currently playing in 123 locations, which gave it a per-location average of $1,587 for the day. 12 Years a Slave has grossed $3.59 million in eleven days of platform release and will expand into additional locations on Friday.