The first Jackass movie in 3D raked in $50 million to top North American cinema earnings for the weekend, industry figures showed.
The newest film from Johnny Knoxville is the first of the franchise in 3D, and beat the openings of the previous films "Jackass: The Movie" and "Jackass Number Two". The franchise began as a television show filled with gags aimed at young men.
Director Robert Schwentke's action comedy "Red" landed in second place with $22.5 million. The film stars Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman and Helen Mirren.
Facebook movie, "The Social Network", fell to third place, earning $11 million.
"Secretariat" and "Life as We Know It" rounded out the top five, earning $9.5 million and $9.2 million, respectively.