Box Office: 'Jackass 3D' class clowns trump 'Social Network' geeks
Given the movie's relatively small $20 million budget, this is a hell of a coup for Paramount and MTV.
Many were also surprised at the success of "Red," given that it's a PG-13 film that skews older, featuring stars like Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, and Helen Mirren. Ticket sales rose significantly from Friday to Saturday, indicating good word-of-mouth.
Those computer geeks from Oscar-buzzed "The Social Network" fell to number three, followed by "Secretariat" and "Life as We Know It" rounding out the top five.