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October 25, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Johnny Knoxville’s prank-filled Bad Grandpa is likely to wrest Gravity out of its orbit as the No. 1 film in the movie universe this weekend. Tracking studies indicate that the low-budget film will likely wind up with around $25-30 million, although Paramount is predicting a debut of around $20 million. Pundits indicate that in its fourth week, Gravity will fall to around $20-25 million, bringing its total-to-date close to the $200-million mark. That amount would still be a lot higher than the $7-10 million that 20th Century Fox’s The Counselor, starring Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, Bard Pitt and Michael Fassbender, will likely collect. It is the only other film opening wide this weekend. In limited release, Blue Is the Warmest Color, winner of the Cannes Film Festival’s top Palme d’Or prize this year, will be opening in four theaters (two in New York; two in Los Angeles). Although rated NC-17 for its graphic lesbian love scenes, one New York theater, the IFC, which is showing it on all of its three screens, said that it will allow teenagers accompanied by an adult to see it. Moreover, it said, anyone who travels from Idaho, where the film has effectively been banned, will be allowed in free.