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Wednesday
Oct202010

'Jackass 3D' Sequel Coming Soon? 

Photo Courtesy - Paramount Pictures/MTV Films(NEW YORK) -- The surprising success of Jackass 3D could lead to the release of a sequel in the near future.  Paramount Pictures, the studio behind Jackass 3D, will decide within the next few days whether it will develop a follow-up consisting of footage that was left out of the current film, reports the Los Angeles Times.  A sequel could hit theaters in a matter of months.

There's no shortage of footage to work with, according to Jackass star Johnny Knoxville, who says, "We have so many bits that we never even turned in to Paramount because we were so swamped with ideas -- funny stuff."

The Los Angeles Times reports Paramount's original plan was to release the bonus scenes as an online feature, not unlike what it did with Jackass Number Two and its companion film, Jackass 2.5.  Paramount is now rethinking its options, given that Jackass 3D earned $50 million during its opening weekend. 

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Monday
Oct182010

'Jackass 3D' Breaks Record in Debut Weekend

Photo Courtesy - Paramount Pictures/MTV Films(NEW YORK) -- The Jackass crew had a record-setting debut at the box office over the weekend.  Jackass 3D earned an estimated $50 million to set a record for an October debut, snapping the old mark of $48.1 million set by Scary Movie 3 in 2003.  Jackass 3D sold fewer tickets than Scary Movie 3 did when the horror spoof was released, but Johnny Knoxville's film benefited from the higher ticket prices that exist today, especially for 3D movies.

The all-star action flick Red premiered in second place, drawing $22.5 million.  The Social Network, which had been the top movie the previous two weekends, fell to third place, with $11 million.  The Clint Eastwood drama Hereafter fared well in limited release, raising $231,000 in just six theaters.  Hereafter expands into a wide release this Friday.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Monday, with estimated ticket sales:

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.

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