'Jackass' Movie Tops Box Office Again

Critics call The Social Network possibly the year's best movie. It cost about $50 million to make. In its first weekend, it made $23 million. Reverse those numbers and you get the far more successful opening weekend of Jackass 3D.

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Critics call "The Social Network" possibly the year's finest movie. It cost about $50 million to make. And in its first weekend, it made $23 million. Reverse those numbers and you get the far, far more successful opening weekend of "Jackass 3D," the latest movie about guys doing idiotic stunts, made $50 million last weekend. Its cost was 20 million, presumably including insurance.

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