LOS ANGELES, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrating nearly a decade of stunts, pranks and camaraderie, Paramount Pictures announced today it is offering the entire Jackass movie catalogue including Jackass The Movie, Jackass 2, Jackass 3, as well as, digital features Jackass 2.5 and Jackass 3.5 available for rent directly through the Jackass Facebook Page.
Millions of people that Like the Jackass Page can easily rent and enjoy the entire collection of Jackass movies directly through Facebook using Facebook Credits at https://www.facebook.com/jackass. Consumers simply click the 'Rent Movies' link on the Jackass Facebook Page and choose among five Jackass movie apps to seamlessly rent, watch and enjoy the outrageous pranks from Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Ryan Dunn, Wee Man, Preston Lacy, Dave England and "Danger Ehren" McGhehey.
"The secret to the enduring popularity of Jackass goes beyond the jaw dropping stunts and cringe-worthy pranks, it's the true friendship that exists between each one of the Jackass members. What better way for the millions of Jackass fans to celebrate the legacy of these pioneers of social entertainment than through Facebook," said Thomas Lesinski, President of Paramount Digital Entertainment.
Jackass movies can be rented individually using Facebook Credits and viewed for up to 48 hours. While watching through Facebook, consumers will have full control over their movie viewing experience. They can choose to watch in full screen, pause the movie, leave Facebook and resume playing when logged back in.
Jackass The Movie, Jackass 2 and Jackass 2.5 can each be purchased for 30 Facebook Credits ($2.99). Recently released movies Jackass 3 and Jackass 3.5 are available for purchase for 40 Facebook Credits ($3.99). This offering is currently only available to consumers in the United States. The Jackass movies are rated R and can only be rented by Facebook users who are at least 17 years old.
Paramount Pictures is also launching a Jackass ClipApp, a fully customizable application that allows fans to search over 100 pre-selected scenes from all five movies, create custom clips and edit how they are linked together for a personalized Jackass experience. Clips can be shared by users with their friends on Facebook and other social sites. The Jackass ClipApp is free and available in the United States giving fans the ability to combine together their favorite Jackass experience and share it with friends through Facebook Platform.
Clips are searchable by any keyword or through more structured categories including scene, individual cast member or performer. For example, a fan can search by categories such as punch, pranks, sports or "Johnny Knoxville." There is no limit to the number of ways a fan can search Jackass content. Viewing and sharing content will require age verification. Users must be at least 17 years old to access the ClipApp or view shared clips.
"The great thing about Jackass ClipApp is that there's a stunt, joke or type of humor for every fan to find, clip and share with their friends using the Jackass ClipApp," Geremie Camara, Vice President of Product Development for Paramount Digital Entertainment. "ClipApp is designed to give fans the maximum amount of creativity in combining their favorite Jackass moments from all the movies to share with their friends."
MTV recently launched two mobile Jackass apps, one on iPad and one on iPhone, in honor and celebration of Jackass' 10 year anniversary.
The Jackass franchise first debuted as an original television series on MTV from 2000 to 2002, launching the careers of Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera and other now-popular personalities shown performing outrageous stunts and hysterical pranks. Since 2002, three successful Jackass theatrical films have been produced and released by Paramount Pictures and MTV Films. Jackass: The Movie grossed more than $64 million in the United States alone, and finished in the # 1 spot at the box office in its opening weekend. Jackass Number Two was released in September 2006 and like its predecessor, topped the box office in its debut weekend, and ultimately earned more than $72 million in cumulative box office revenues. Jackass 3D, released in October 2010 dominated the weekend box office opening to $50 million in ticket sales, setting several records such as becoming the biggest opening ever for a non-scripted/documentary-esque film, the 10th highest opening comedy of all-time, notching the record for an October midnight gross with $2.5 million, making it a special event for throngs of moviegoers. Jackass 3D has earned more than $117 million at the box office in the U.S.
In 2007, Paramount Digital Entertainment and MTV released Jackass 2.5, the first digital movie released by a studio that quickly became the most successful non-theatrical release in the studio's history. In the first few weeks of launch, the digital property garnered over 20 million views and was the #1 title on iTunes the week it launched. On April 1, 2011 Paramount Digital Entertainment and MTV premiered Jackass 3.5 to a worldwide audience on Joost.com. Directed by Jeff Tremaine, the digital feature contains over 85 minutes of all-new stunts, outrageous pranks and other side-splitting antics from the legendary pranksters. Jackass 3.5 The Unrated Movie is also available on DVD (nationwide) and on Blu-ray (exclusively at Best Buy) and On Demand and for digital download.
The Jackass franchise also includes a Jackass: The Game video game for the PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable and Nintendo DS. Its numerous DVD releases include Jackass Vol. 1, Jackass: Vol. 2, Jackass: The Movie, Jackass: Vol. 3, Jackass: The Box Set, Jackass Number Two, Jackass 2.5, and Jackass World Presents: Matt Hoffmans Tribute to Evil Knievel.
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