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'22 Jump Street' Beat 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' at Weekend Box Office

June 16, 2014 (12:32 am) GMT
The R-rated comedy started off strong on Thursday night shows and continued the streak over the weekend.

"" went ahead of "" in the weekend box office race, finishing up with an estimated $60 million opening. The number is 65 percent higher than the 2012 movie's debut which was $36.3 million.

The R-rated comedy starring and showed it early that it would win the weekend's box office. It took $5.5 million on late-night Thursday shows and added a solid $25 million on Friday. It became the duo's career-best as well as the second-biggest R-rated comedy behind "".

Meanwhile, "Dragon 2" took in $2 million on Thursday and $18 million the following day. The first movie debuted to $43.7 million in 2010, which is 14 percent less than this weekend's $50 million. Statistically, both "22 Jump Street" and "Dragon 2" have outperformed their predecessors.

"We had hoped to beat Dragon 1 and we did. With the clear playing field ahead of us, I see nothing stopping it from playing out," said Fox President of Distribution Chris Aronson, "It's one of those times where critics and audiences are aligned. I really think it is a beloved property. With all that combined, the result is playability."

Elsewhere in the box office, "" held the third place with an estimated $19 million and is expected to remain strong on Father's Day. "" scooped in approximately $16.2 million this weekend, barely taking the fourth place as "" took in an estimated $15.7 million.

  1. "" - $60 million
  2. "" - $50 million
  3. "" - $19 million
  4. "" - $16.2 million
  5. "" - $15.7 million
  6. "" - $9.5 million
  7. "" - $3.2 million
  8. "" - $3.1 million
  9. "" - $2.5 million
  10. "" - $2.3 million


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