Friday Box Office – 21 JUMP STREET Shoots to the Head of the Class

     March 17, 2012

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21 Jump Street is off to a very promising start – commercially and critically. Earning an estimated $13.1 million on Friday from 3,121 locations, the big screen adaptation of the former Fox TV series has also put up one of the most impressive Rotten Tomatoes scores of 2012 at 87% fresh.  As the only wide release of the weekend, box office watchers were pretty sure that the R-rated comedy was headed for number one, especially considering it stars two of the most popular young actors of this moment – Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill.  With John Carter continuing to disappoint (off 60% from its less-than-stellar debut last weekend), the only challenge for Jump Street was conquering family-friendly holdover The Lorax21 Jump Street is now projected to take in $35 million this weekend; little wonder that a sequel is already in the works.  We’ll have details and analysis tomorrow.

Title Friday Total
1 21 Jump Street $13,100,000 $13.1
2 The Lorax $6,700,000 $160
3 John Carter $4,000,000 $43.7
4 Project X $1,500,000 $45.6
5 A Thousand Words $1,100,000 $9.4
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