Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum knocked The Lorax off the top of the box office for the first time in two weeks. 21 Jump Street scored an impressive $35 million in its first three days of opening, with The Lorax still impressive with its third week’s earnings of $22.8 million. The Dr. Seuss film has now earned an astounding $158.4 million since it opened.
But, the big news here is Hill and Tatum’s bringing a 1980s TV show to the big screen and scoring big laughs and big box office in the process.
Disney’s John Carter fell from second to third in its second week of release. The film, based on the books by Edgar Rice Burroughs, added another $13.5 million, bringing its gross to $53.1 million.
Fourth place found the found-footage film Project X banking $4 million to bring its total to a whopping $48 million. Fifth place belonged to Eddie Murphy and his A Thousand Words. The latest Murphy comedy is still not doing so well, earning only $3.75 million this weekend with its total take equaling $12.1 million in two weeks of release.
The other new film this week, Will Ferrell’s Casa de mi Padre, only opened in 382 theaters, but scored a ninth place finish with $2.2 million.
Box Office top 10:
1. 21 Jump Street, $35 million
2. The Lorax, $22.8 million
3. John Carter, $13.5 million
4. Project X, $4 million
5. A Thousand Words, $3.75 million
6. Act of Valor, $3.7 million
7. Safe House, $2.8 million
8. Journey 2, $2.46 million
9. Casa de mi Padre, $2.2 million
10. This Means War, $2.1 million