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'22 Jump Street' Tops Box Office

It's the second biggest R-rated comedy debut behind 'The Hangover 2.'

Still of Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill in '22 Jump Street.' Courtesy photo
Still of Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill in '22 Jump Street.' Courtesy photo

"22 Jump Street" proved today that a Rated R-for- raunchy comedy sequel can strike box office gold, as it is bringing in $60 million in opening weekend sales.

The Channing Tatum/Jonah Hill vehicle was the second biggest R-rated comedy debut in U.S. box office history, behind only the $86 million blockbuster "The Hangover 2."

Another sequel -- "How To Train Your Dragon 2" -- debuted with a solid $50 million in receipts, a strong second place.

And showing the strength of kid power at the summer movie market, the Disney feature "Maleficent" was in third place with a $19 million weekend, and $163.5 million in domestic sales over 2-1/2 weeks.

Making up the top 10 movies in the U.S. and Canada this weekend, as estimated by the studios and collated by Rentrak, were "Edge of Tomorrow" ($16.2 million), "The Fault In Our Stars" ($15.7 million), "X-Men: Days Of the Future Past" ($9.5 million), "Godzilla" ($3.2 million), "A Million Ways To Die In The West" ($3 million), "Neighbors" ($2.5 million) and "Chef" ($2.3 million).

— City News Service

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