The guys of the prankster phenomenon "Jackass" are laughing all the way to the bank.
The latest collection of rowdy stunts filmed for viewers' entertainment, "Jackass 3D," debuted with a hefty Friday box-office tally of $21.8 million. This time around, the crew's infamously captivating yet cringe-worthy tricks were enhanced by the magic of 3-D technology and the Johnny Knoxville and Steve-O-helmed posse opened in the top spot.
Hitting theaters with about a third of the "Jackass" haul is the espionage thriller "Red." Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman and Helen Mirren bring the action of Warren Ellis' graphic novels to the big screen in a tale of slick, shady government cover-ups. The film debuted in second place with an estimated $7.2 million.
The dorm-room, dot-com drama "The Social Network" remained in the top five for a third consecutive week. Moviegoers rang up roughly $3.3 million in ticket sales checking out the Aaron Sorkin and David Fincher-crafted retelling of the rise of Facebook. Friday's figure brings the film's total estimated haul to just over $55 million.
The rom-com "Life as We Know It" kicked off its second Friday in theaters in the fourth-place slot. Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel's attempt to grapple with the ups and downs of unexpected parenthood scored nearly $3.1 million on screens. The film's total estimated gross now stands at $22.7 million.
Bringing up the rear is Disney's family-friendly, horseracing flick "Secretariat." The tale of an underdog equine who went on clench status as the 1973 Triple Crown winner — which also features Diane Lane and John Malkovich — snagged $2.8 million in theaters. The film has brought in around $21 million since its debut last week.
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