JACKASS franchise moves online with the launch of JACKASS 3.5 weekly online series

JACKASS 3.5 fans won’t want to miss the latest instalment of the highly successful JACKASS franchise, which will be premiering online tomorrow (1st April).   Featuring all new, never-before-seen material made specifically and solely for online, JACKASS 3.5 will be presented in weekly instalments at Joost.com. Fans can also view the series through a Joost player on the Jackass Facebook page, home to more than 8 million Jackass fans.  For those wanting a sneak peak the JACKASS 3.5 first-look trailer is available on Joost.com.

Jackass 3.5 will feature over 85 minutes of all-new content, including never-before-seen stunts, outrageous pranks and other side-splitting antics from the legendary pranksters Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Ryan Dynn, Wee Man, Preston Lacy, Dave England and “Danger Ehren” McGhehey.

JACKASS 3.5 will culminate with the full-length uncensored feature being released through a variety of platforms including download-to-own, VOD, DVD and Television.

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 Number 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 this 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 & MTV released JACKASS 2.5, the first digital movie released by a studio, which 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.