'22 Jump Street’ defeated ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ in a battle of sequels over the weekend and claimed the top spot at the domestic box office, according to industry figures reported by movie tracking site Box Office Mojo on Monday.
‘22 Jump Street,’ a well reviewed R-rated comedy starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as undercover police officers, grossed $57 million in ticket sales from Friday to Sunday. That easily beat the opening weekend of '21 Jump Street,' which debuted with $36.3 million in 2012.
Animated fantasy adventure ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ opened at No. 2 with $49.4 million. That bested the original ‘Dragon,' which debuted with $43.7 million in 2010.
The dark Disney fairy tale ‘Maleficent’ starring Angelina Jolie dropped one spot to No. 3 in its third weekend, earning $18.5 million for a total of $163 million since opening May 30.
The Tom Cruise sci-fi thriller ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ slipped one notch to No. 4 in its second weekend, earning $16.5 million for a total of $57 million since opening June 6.
Last weekend’s No. 1 film, teen drama ‘The Fault in Our Stars,’ tumbled to No. 5 in its second weekend, earning $14.7 million for a total of $80.7 million since opening June 6.
FRIDAY’S NATIONWIDE RELEASES
‘Jersey Boys’ is a biographical musical drama directed by Clint Eastwood about four men from the wrong side of the tracks who rise to fame in the 1960s as the iconic rock group The Four Seasons. Rated R. Watch the official trailer here.
‘Think Like a Man Too’ starring Kevin Hart is a romantic comedy sequel to 2012's ‘Think Like a Man.’ This time, the couples return for a wedding in Las Vegas, but compromising situations cause plans to go awry. Rated PG-13. Watch the official trailer here.
TUESDAY’S DVD/BLU-RAY RELEASES
‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ starring Ralph Fiennes and directed by Wes Anderson is a comedy about the adventures of a legendary European hotel concierge and his most trusted friend. A stellar 92 percent of reviews were positive on the film review site Rotten Tomatoes, which said the movie was ‘typically stylish but deceptively thoughtful.’ Rated R. Watch the official trailer here.
‘The LEGO Movie’ is an animated adventure comedy about an ordinary LEGO construction worker who's recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from ruining the LEGO universe. An impressive 96 percent of reviews were positive on Rotten Tomatoes, which said the film boasts ‘beautiful animation, a charming voice cast, laugh-a-minute gags, and a surprisingly thoughtful story.’ Rated PG. Watch the official trailer here.