'Jump Street' beats 'Dragon' in box-office battle

'Jump Street' beats 'Dragon' in box-office battle

Credit: Sony Pictures

Starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, "22 Jump Street" sticks to the same formula that made "21 Jump Street" so popular, even if it’s safe, somewhat repetitive, and drains whatever material is left over from the first one.

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by The Associated Press

The Associated Press

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 10:27 AM

Updated Monday, Jun 16 at 10:27 AM

LOS ANGELES — In a summertime battle of sequels, a pair of kooky cops beat out flying dragons for the top spot at the box office.

According to studio estimates Sunday, "22 Jump Street" debuted in first place with $60 million, with "How to Train Your Dragon 2" opening in second with $50 million.

The R-rated comedy "Jump Street" stars Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill as bumbling undercover officers who pose as college students to bust a campus drug dealer. Hill also lends a voice to the animated "Dragon," which follows Hiccup and his dragon Toothless on an adventure where they discover hundreds of wild dragons.

A mix of fantasy, action and romance complete the top five: "Maleficent" claimed third place, followed by "Edge of Tomorrow" and "The Fault in Our Stars."

 

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