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Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Dallas Buyers Club are among the seven films that remain in the running for the Oscar for makeup and hairstyling, the Academy announced on Saturday.

Surprisingly, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Rush and Lee Daniel’s The Butler were left off the shortlist, which also included American Hustle, Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters, The Great Gatsby and The Lone Ranger.

The seven-film shortlist was compiled after a vote by members of the Makeup Artists & Hairstylists Branch, who also recommended the specific individuals primarily responsible for the shortlisted work.

Bad Grandpa is making Oscars 2014 makeup shortlist

Bad Grandpa is making Oscars 2014 makeup shortlist

The 135 members of the branch will be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from the shortlisted films at a bakeoff at the Academys Samuel Goldwyn Theater in January. Members who have seen all seven of the shortlisted films will then be invited to vote, and three nominees will be selected.

Oscars 2014 makeup and hairstyling shortlist:

American Hustle
Dallas Buyers Club
The Great Gatsby
Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
The Lone Ranger

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Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa has topped this weekend’s North American box office ending Gravity‘s three-week run at the top.

Johnny Knoxville’s raunchy comedy Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, about an 86-year-old and his eight-year-old grandson, opened with $32 million.

Gravity, which stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, as astronauts adrift in space took $20.3 million.

The space saga was followed by Tom Hanks’ hostage drama Captain Phillips which earned $11.8 million. Ridley Scott’s star-studded The Counsellor came fourth.

Starring Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem and Brad Pitt, The Counsellor is about a greedy lawyer who turns to drug trafficking.

Written by No Country for Old Men author Cormac McCarthy, it brought in $8 million over the weekend – one of the worst openings on record for a Ridley Scott film.

The weekend’s fifth place finisher, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2, earned $6.1 million – bringing its total takings to $100.6 million.

Gravity, meanwhile, has now earned $199.8 million in North America.

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa has topped this weekend’s North American box office

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa has topped this weekend’s North American box office

Elsewhere in the chart, the latest film adaptation of the Stephen King’s supernatural horror tale, Carrie fell to sixth place.

Starring Chloe Grace Moretz, the film, about an outcast high school girl out for revenge, earned $5.9 million.

It was followed by Escape Plan, with Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger as inmates trying to break out of the world’s most secure prison. It made $4.3 million.

Steve McQueen’s 12 years a Slave, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last month, took $2.2 million; while romantic comedy Enough Said, starring the late Sopranos star James Gandolfini, earned $1.6 million to fill the ninth spot.

Rounding off the top 10 was Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal’s thriller Prisoners, taking $1.1 million.

Despite a restrictive certification and playing on just four screens, the controversial French film and Cannes Palme d’Or winner Blue is the Warmest Color, earned a $101,000.

The figure amounted to an impressive per screen average of $25,279.

North American box office top five:

  1. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa – $32 million
  2. Gravity – $20.3 million
  3. Captain Phillips – $11.8 million
  4. The Counsellor – $8 million
  5. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 – $6.1 million

Source: Hollywood.com

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