Stunt show 'Jackass' in 3D tackles box office

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The latest comedy stunt film "Jackass" toppled the Facebook movie from its two-week reign over North American movie theatres, debuting with 50 million dollars in ticket sales, preliminary figures showed Sunday.

The 3D movie featuring prankster Johnny Knoxville and his crew surpassed predictions with the whopping open of its third movie, 10 years after they started their daring comic antics with a show on MTV, according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations.

Appealing to a more mature crowd, spy thriller "Red" featuring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren took in 22.5 million dollars for the second spot with its tale of retired intelligence agents who get back in the game.

Facebook movie "The Social Network" fell to third place with 11,000 in ticket sales in its third week in theatres.

Disney's "Secretariat," about a race horse who won the Triple Crown, came in fourth with 9.5 million dollars over the weekend.

Fifth went to "Life As We Know It," a romantic comedy about two singletons thrown together after their mutual best friends die in a car crash, jointly raising their friends' baby. It earned 9.2 million dollars.

"Legend of the Guardians," an animated owl drama, came in sixth place, earning 4.2 million, followed by "The Town," Ben Affleck's fast-paced bank heist flick set in his hometown of Boston, with four million dollars.

Horror flick "My Soul to Take" earned 3.2 million dollars for eighth place with Halloween and the end of scary-film season fast approaching on October 31.

In ninth place was teen comedy "Easy A" about a high school girl who lies about losing her virginity to improve her social standing, with 2.7 million dollars.

And "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" featuring Michael Douglas, Shia LaBeouf and Carey Mulligan clung to the top 10 with 2.4 million dollars in tickets sold.

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