The Johnny Knoxville comedy, which opens at 3,300 locations, looks likely to top the domestic box office over the fourth weekend of “Gravity” with tracking in the $30 million range.
“Gravity” has won three straight frames and should end this weekend in the $20 million range. Its domestic gross hit $179.5 million Thursday and its worldwide cume has gone well past $300 million.
“Bad Grandpa” co-stars child actor Jackson Nicoll and has a $15 million production budget. Paramount is trying to manage expectations, citing prospects in the high-teens, low-$20 millions, though other tracking predictions are higher.