Box Office: “Bad Grandpa” opens big, “Meatballs” clears $100, “Slave” cracks top 10

Oh, and “The Counselor”? Ridley Scott’s all-star Cormac McCarthy yak-and-kill fest bombed. Under $8 million.

The last “Jackass” movie was in 3D and earned over $50 million on its opening weekend. The new one only has Johnny Knoxville and a “Jackass Presents” label, but “Bad Grandpa” still managed decent enough reviews and a $33 million opening weekend.

Impressive.

“Carrie” and “Escape Plan” plunged, “Enough Said” (now over $13 million) keeps hanging around the top ten.

And opening wider, the Oscar buzzed “12 Years a Slave” cracked the top ten for the first time this weekend. It’s only earned $3.5 million, and frankly needs to collect a lot more cash and bring in a much broader audience to be the Oscar cinch it seems to be. Tough subject matter, will that hold it back? I wonder.

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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