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'Jackass' rakes in $50M to top box office

Johnny Knoxville appears in a scene in his latest movie, 'Jackass 3D.' (Photo courtesy of Dickhouse Productions / MTV Films)

October 17, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
"Jackass 3D" pulled in a whopping $50 million in its opening weekend, beating the debuts of its first two movies.In 2002, the first installment of Paramount's franchise, "Jackass: The Movie" made $22.8 million. The second installment, "Jackass Number Two" debuted with $29 million in 2006.

"Jackass 3D" set a record for biggest October debut, topping the $48.1 million opening weekend for "Scary Movie 3" in 2003.

Johnny Knoxville and the gang's first 3D venture topped the weekend box office, beating out the action comedy, "Red" starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich and Mary-Louise Parker. The movie, about a group of retired black-ops agents, pulled in $22.5 million.

The Facebook drama "The Social Network," which held the No. 1 spot for the previous two weekends, held up well as it slipped to third-place with $11 million. The film raised its three-week total to $63.1 million.

1. "Jackass 3D," $50 million.

2. "Red," $22.5 million.

3. "The Social Network," $11 million.

4. "Secretariat," $9.5 million.

5. "Life as We Know It," $9.2 million.

6. "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole," $4.2 million.

7. "The Town," $4 million.

8. "My Soul to Take," $3.2 million.

9. "Easy A," $2.7 million.

10. "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," $2.4 million.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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