This is crazy news, and I am not sure why they are doing this. Jackass 1 and 2 made a killing at the box office. Jackass: The Movie was able to bring in a box office haul of over $79 million in world wide receipts with a production budget of around 5 million dollars and its sequel pulled in approximately $85 million in world wide receipts with a production budget of 11.5 million.
But the next installment, Jackass 2.5 will be the first movie to be released through the internet! For free!
"2.5" will be offered online for free for two weeks beginning Dec. 19 courtesy of Blockbuster, which will exclusively host the 64-minute film during that period. The movie will be made available at blockbuster.jackassworld.com.
From there, the film will move on in ensuing weeks to pay-per-view platforms including iTunes and DVD as part of a light-speed reinvention of the customary distribution-window chain. The domestic release strategy also will be replicated internationally in early 2008, but with different distribution partners.