Bad Grandpa and the R-Rated Comedy Boom

Johnny Knoxville, left, and Jackson Nicoll in Bad Grandpa Photograph by Sean Cliver/Paramount Pictures via Everett Collection

With its $32 million opening, the Johnny Knoxville stunt flick Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa did more than just knock Gravity out of the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office. It also helped cement 2013’s status as a pretty great year for R-rated comedies.

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