Box Office: ‘Jackass Forever’ Laughs Loudest With $23M, ‘Moonfall’ Crashes With $10M

  1. Jackass Forever (review)- $23.5M

There are some things people will pay for no matter what. One is Marvel movies, the other is people getting hit in the nuts. Jackass Forever, the fourth Jackass movie and the first since Jackass 3D in 2010, opened with a surprisingly strong $23.5M. Sure, that’s half of what the previous film did but these are different times. I think it says something that more were willing to watch Johnny Knoxville get gored by a bull than they were the big studio disaster flick Moonfall. So, will we see a fifth movie with the new recruits?

2. Moonfall (review)- $10M

Speaking of Moonfall, there was a time when a Roland Emmerich disaster movie was like printing money. Clearly, those days are long gone. A $10M debut is far below the whopping $146M budget, meaning any hope of a sequel is already trashed. Then again, why should anyone be surprised? The likes of Patrick Wilson and Halle Berry were never going to be enough to break Emmerich’s losing streak. He hasn’t had a legitimate hit in this genre since his glory years of Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow, and 2012. Why would that change now at a time when moviegoers are more discerning than ever?

3. Spider-Man: No Way Home– $9.6M/$748.9M

4. Scream– $4.7M/$68.9M

5. Sing 2– $4.1M/$139.5M

6. The King’s Man– $1.1M/$35.8M

7. Redeeming Love– $1M/$8M

8. American Underdog– $800K/$25.8M

9. The 355– $700K/$14.1M

10. The Wolf and the Lion– $675K

 

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.