Box Office: ‘Kick-Ass 2’ Debuts to $1.3M Thursday Night, ‘Jobs’ Takes $425K

"Kick-Ass 2" Will Battle "The Butler" for the Weekend Crown

"Kick-Ass 2" grossed $1.3 million in late shows on Thursday while the Steve Jobs biopic "Jobs" took in $425,000, according to studio estimates. "Kick-Ass 2" was playing on 2,055 screens and "Jobs" was playing on about 2,200.

The first "Kick-Ass" opened to $19 million in April of 2010 for Lionsgate, and Universal's sequel to that film is aiming for $20 million this time around. It will duel with The Weinstein Company's "Lee Daniels' The Butler" for the top spot at the box office weekend.

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While Matthew Vaughn wrote and directed the last film, Jeff Wadlow handled thos duties on this one, which returns stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson Chloe Grace Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse and added Jim Carrey to the cast.

"Jobs," Joshua Michael Stern's take on the creation, near destruction and resurrection of Apple and its co-founder, is aiming for between $8 and $10 million this weekend. Ashton Kutcher stars as Jobs while Josh Gad plays Jobs' Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.