Johnny Knoxville and his Jackass gang are even bigger box office hits in three dimensions.
Jackass 3D, their latest big-screen collection of crazy stunts and antics, opened in the US with a whopping 50 million dollars, soaring past the debuts of their first two movies, according to studio estimates.
It was the third straight number one opening for Paramount's franchise, which launched with a 22.8 million dollar opening for 2002's Jackass: The Movie and continued with a 29 million dollar debut for 2006's Jackass Number Two.
Jackass 3D set a record for the biggest October debut, topping the 48.1 million dollar opening weekend for Scary Movie 3 in 2003.
Premiering at number 2 with 22.5 million dollars was Summit Entertainment's action comedy Red, starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich and Mary-Louise Parker in the tale of retired black-ops agents targeted by the CIA.
While Jackass 3D cornered the market for young crowds, with two-thirds of viewers under 25, Red drew an older set, with 58% of the audience over 35.
Sony's acclaimed Facebook drama The Social Network, which had been number one the previous two weekends, held up well as it slipped to third-place with 11 million dollars. The film raised its three-week total to 63.1 million dollars.
In limited release, Clint Eastwood and Matt Damon's Hereafter opened strongly with 231,000 dollars in six theatres.
Hilary Swank's legal drama Conviction, based on the real-life story of a woman who put herself through law school to clear her brother on a murder rap, opened with 110,000 dollars in 11 theatres.