Weekend Box Office: '21 Jump Street' #1 With $35M, 'John Carter' Collapses


Welcome to another weekend of strong box office. numbers for the #1 movie, Sony Pictures/MGM co-production’ 21 Jump Street, showed an opening of $13M Friday and $35M weekend from 3,121 theaters. “Great news for Jump Street as it keeps growing as the night goes on,” a Sony exec told me last night. Friday’s number includes the $700K Friday midnights from 598 theaters. Overall, nice haul for the R-rated laugher whose budget was only around $45M. What’s especially interesting here is that these remakes of popular TV shows rarely work on the big screen. …

1. 21 Jump Street (MGM/Sony) NEW [3,121 Theaters] R-rated
Friday $13M, Weekend $35M

2. Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (Illumination/Universal) Week 3 [3,769 Theaters] PG-rated
Friday $6.8M, Weekend $27M, Cume $162.5

3. John Carter (Disney) Week 2 [3,749 Theaters] PG13-rated
Friday $3.9M (-59%), Weekend $13M, Cume $52.6M

4. Project X (Warner Bros) Week 3 [2,922 Theaters] R-rated
Friday $1.5M, Weekend $4.5M, Cume $48.6

5. Act Of Valor (Relativity) Week 4 (2,765 Theaters] R-rated
Friday $1.1M, Weekend $3.7M, Cume $62.4M

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