Who knew a $10M film would easily beat out a $146M disaster movie at the box office. The numbers are in that hint that the return of the popular reality TV series in film format, Jackass Forever, is moving towards a strong $20M+ opening weekend while Roland Emmerich‘s Moonfall is closer to the $9M+. The disaster film was originally meant for a pre-pandemic audience but as these films have a stronger international showing, it might face quite an uphill battle.
Jackass, as pointed out in the Deadline article, was the original template that kickstarted the modern era of YouTube, Tiktok, and the rest of content creator-driven content. So, Paramount probably wanted to fully bank on its influence on modern pop culture, as well as the nostalgia surrounding the project. It’ll be interesting to see how strong the film might continue to perform. It got a B+ CinemaScore like its previous entries.
Spider-Man: No Way Home was finally pushed into the third spot after regaining the box office from Scream’s short-lived dominance. It doesn’t seem like it’ll pull the same thing again, and Jackass is likely to continue to keep that top spot, but the film has now become the third highest stateside release of all time. There’s still some time before The Batman hits theaters and we’ll see how it influences the box office.