|Still from Jackass 3-D|
It's official. North Americans have no taste. Paramount's Jackass 3-D debuted Friday night with an astonishing $21.8 million in earnings from one night only, placing it heads and shoulders above its competition. The shocking Reality Television program-turned-Movie is expected to pull in $49.5 million this weekend at the Box Office, proving that it is not enough to be grossed-out in 2-D, but now we expect it to be done with an added dimension. The film was made for $20 million alone.
Action-Comedy Red (filmed partly in Toronto) with an all-star cast of Bruce Willis, Morgan Freenan, Mary Louise Parker, Helen Mirren and John Malkovich is expected to debut in second spot with $22 million. Perhaps if it was released a week earlier when Ticket Sales were tepid, it would have claimed the throne at the Box Office.
Two-week champion The Social Network is projected to take in $11 million in its third week, still going strong. The face for fourth spot will be tight with Disney's Secretariat expected to garner just-shy of $10 million, as is Romantic Comedy Life as We Know It from Warner Bros. We'll soon see....