After Solid Reviews, "22 Jump Street" Tops Weekend Box Office
With "22 Jump Street" and "How To Train Your Dragon 2" both making great numbers, it was a good weekend at the box office.
And the weekend box office winner is... drumrol please… 22 Jump Street. With $60 million over the three-day period, The Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum starring college comedy easily topped the other new release this weekend – How to Train Your Dragon. Both sequels got a boost from built-in franchise audiences, but the family film Dragon made only $50 million – still an impressive payday, considering it was competing against another big studio sequel. In the end, it was a win-win for Hollywood, since the double release weekend means strong box office figures all around.
Watch the 22 Jump Street trailer below.
Jump Speed recorded the fifth biggest opening for an R-rated comedy ever, afterthe $67m weekends of Rush Hour 2 and Bruce Almighty, the $73m weekend of Austin Powers 3, and the $85m Fri-Sun frame of The Hangover part II.
Same old jokes, even bigger success.
The sequel centers on a pair of inept cops, who return to college for an undercover drugs bust. This time around, 22 Jump Street jumped 65% over its predecessor’s debut weekend, according to Forbes.
The rest of the top five was occupied by recent releases Maleficent with $19 million, Edge of Tomorrow with $16 and The Fault in Our Stars falling only slightly behind with $15.