Paramount's Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa grossed $2.90 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a fifth straight day. The modestly budgeted Jackass spin-off starring Johnny Knoxville was up percent 3 over Monday. Bad Grandpa has grossed a very healthy $37.76 million in its first five days of release. That places Bad Grandpa 12 percent ahead of the $33.66 million five-day start of 2006's Jackass: Number Two (which fell 6 percent on its first Tuesday to gross $2.25 million) and 36 percent behind the $58.86 million five-day take of 2010's Jackass 3D (which declined 9 percent on its first Tuesday to gross $4.05 million).
Warner's Gravity held steady in second place with $1.84 million. The blockbuster 3D sci-fi drama was up 23 percent over Monday and down 37.5 percent from last Tuesday. Gravity has grossed $202.996 million through 26 days of release. Gravity is now the eighth highest grossing domestic release of 2013, as yesterday saw the film surpass the $202.36 million total gross of World War Z. With Gravity losing IMAX locations to Lionsgate's Ender's Game on Friday, the film is set to take a hit this weekend.
Sony's Captain Phillips took in $1.19 million to remain in third. The Paul Greengrass directed awards season hopeful starring Tom Hanks was up a healthy 32 percent over Monday and down 33 percent from last Tuesday. Captain Phillips continues to exceed expectations with a 19-day take of $72.00 million. The film is currently running 9 percent behind the $79.11 million 19-day gross of 2006's The Departed.
Fox's The Counselor grossed $0.797 million to continue to claim fourth place. The modestly budgeted Ridley Scott directed ensemble crime thriller increased a solid 23 percent over Monday, but in the bigger picture the film's grosses still remain very lackluster. With a five-day start of $9.29 million, The Counselor continues to perform very similarly to Fox's recent Runner Runner, which grossed $9.21 million in its first five days of release.
In limited release, Fox Searchlight's 12 Years a Slave took in $213,882 from 123 locations. That was up 10 percent over Monday and gave the Steve McQueen directed awards season hopeful a per-location average of $1,739 for the day. 12 Years a Slave has grossed $3.80 million through twelve days of platform release and will expand into additional locations on Friday.