'Jackass 3D' Crowned Friday Box-Office Winner

Prankster romp nets $21.8 million on opening day.

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.

Check out everything we've got on "Jackass 3-D," "Red" and "The Social Network."

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