Weekend Box Office: 22 Jump Street Tops How To Train Your Dragon 2
Two sequels to two popular movies went head to head this weekend. One was after the rated-R crowd, the other after the family friendly folks, but there was still one that was expected to come out on top. It didn't.
How to Train Your Dragon was a runaway hit four years ago, opening with $43 million and going on to top $217 million. With that level of success and a major marketing push, it was expected the sequel would be number one this weekend. It only made its way to second place, however, banking $50 million. That is a step up, but probably not the increase Dreamworks was hoping for, especially given that it doesn't look like How to Train Your Dragon 2 will be able to push past its predecessor's domestic total, the more important number.
Number one went to 22 Jump Street, earning $60 million, higher than expected and well above the $36 million debut of 21 Jump Street in 2012. That number marks the highest opening for both Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum in movies that they headline.
Last weekend's number one The Fault in our Stars took a hard but predicted drop, slipping more than 65% from last weekend's total and dropping to fifth place. It's still making money hand over fist, topping the $80 million domestic sales mark against a $12 million budget.
For the full weekend top ten, check out the chart below:
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