Trailing behind Gravity once again was Captain Phillips, which stacked up $11.8 million and boosted its gross domestic total to $70.1 million. The biographical at-sea drama, starring Tom Hanks, only saw a 28.1 percent drop from last week's results.
While Bad Grandpa opened with a bang, fellow opener The Counselor had a different fate at the box office.
The star-studded film, featuring Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Penélope Cruz, Michael Fassbender, and Javier Bardem, opened with a mild $8 million and has received generally unfavorable reviews.
The Counselor's lackluster opening comes a week after the horror film Carrie (6th: $5.9 million, $26 million) and the action flick Escape Plan (7th: $4.4 million, $17.5 million) experienced measly totals for their first weekends.
As the aforementioned films continued their uninspiring runs, the historical drama 12 Years a Slave (8th: $2.1 million, $3.4 million) cracked its way into the Top 10 despite a limited release in 123 theaters.
Per theater, the awards-buzz-generating film nearly duplicated Bad Grandpa in gross revenue. The film is set for wide release next Friday.