February 6, 2022
Paramount Pictures’ Jackass Forever injected a dose of prank laughs into the muddling 2022 domestic box office, generating a projected $23.5 million across more than 3,600 North American screens through Feb. 6.
While actor/producer Johnny Knoxville’s Forever is Paramount’s second weekend box office winner this year after Scream, the movie’s ticket sales lagged behind previous “Jackass” efforts, including most recently 2013’s Bad Grampa ($32.3 million) and 2010’s Jackass 3D with $50.4 million. Still, the film could have box office legs over the next 45 days before migrating over to the Paramount+ streaming platform.
The movie bested Lionsgate’s Moonfall, the Roland Emmerich sci-fi actioner starring Academy Award winner Halle Berry and Golden Globe Award and Primetime Emmy Award nominee Patrick Wilson, which generated an estimated $10 million across 3,446 screens,including Imax and premium large format locations. Imax took in 14% of the weekend’s box office in the United States. PLF screens accounted for 33%.
The tally was enough to hold off the enduring box office juggernaut that is Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: No Way Home, which generated about $9.6 million, and is inching up to pass James Cameron’s 2009 box office hit Avatar with $760 million in North American ticket sales. That movie still ranks as No. 1 all-time globally with more than $2.8 billion in ticket sales.
Additionally, Lionsgate’s American Underdog took in an additional $800,000 this weekend, lifting its box office total to $25.8 million.