Weekend Box Office Report: ’22 Jump Street’ Hops Up to Top Spot

22 Jump Street

This may be the first time in history that a highly-anticipated (not to mention highly-rated) animated film was topped in earnings by a fellow new release—and an R-rated comedy, to boot. Still, despite the less varied audience, 22 Jump Street managed to top the charts.

The Jonah Hill-Channing Tatum powerhouse earned itself a tidy sum of $60 million this weekend; this is a double success, in that it not only topped the charts, but came fairly close to doubling the opening-weekend revenues of the first film. This is a weekend of sequels that actually live up to expectations, it seems (take a picture, it rarely lasts).

Next came another immensely successful sequel and our other new release, How to Train Your Dragon 2, which earned $50 million over the weekend. This film also exceeded the opening-weekend gross of the first film in the series (granted, not by as much), so it’s a good weekend for Dreamworks’ latest film, as well.

The rest of the charts played somewhat like they did last weekend: Maleficent again came in behind the new releases, earning another $19 million for a grand total of $163.5 million—so far. It was again followed by Edge of Tomorrow, which earned another $16.1 million for a total of $56.6 million.

The last of our honorable mentions for this weekend is The Fault in Our Stars, which made roughly a third of last weekend’s gross at $15.7 million, with a total of $81.7 million.

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