16 items from 2014
The film opened on June 13 and has, so far, held the spot of the top comedy of 2014 with a domestic box office of over $191 million and a worldwide take over $327 million.
Following the theatrical re-release, “22 Jump Street” will be available early on Digital HD on Oct. 28, and on Blu-ray and DVD on Nov. 18.
Sony announced last month that it was moving ahead with “23 Jump Street” with writer Rodney Rothman hired.
- Dave McNary
The directing team of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who helmed “21 Jump Street” and “22 Jump Street” are overseeing development of the script with Rothman. The duo will produce the third film with Neal Moritz, Hill and Tatum, but have not yet agreed to direct.
“22 Jump Street” grossed $320 million worldwide.
At the conclusion of “22 Jump Street,” Ice Cube’s character told Hill and Tatum that they were headed to medical school, which was followed in the credits by a list of the upcoming sequels:
23 Jump Street: Medical School
24 Jump Street: Foreign Exchange
25 Jump Street: Semester at Sea
26 Jump Street: Arts School
27 Jump Street: Culinary School »
- Dave McNary
The story follows a Hollywood fixer in the 1950s who is working to keep a studio’s stars in line.
Tatum has already seen great success working with Phil Lord and Chris Miller on “21 Jump Street” and “22 Jump Street” and also recently worked with the Wachowski siblings on “Jupiter Ascending,” which bows in February. He can be seen next in Sony Classics’ “Foxcatcher.”
He is repped by UTA and Management 360.
- Justin Kroll
Well, 22 Jump Street still did excellent business over its opening weekend, but estimates were off by three million as the new R-rated comedy finished with $57 million instead of the estimated $60m. The film holds the record for the sixth largest opening ever for an R-rated movie and second highest opening for an R-rated comedy behind The Hangover Part II ($85.9m). Next weekend the drop will likely be significant, but with an opening like that on a film budgeted at $65 million things are looking just fine. In second is the disappointment of the weekend, How to Train Your Dragon 2, opening with a mere $49.4 million, less than six million more than the 2010 original. It was reported this morning DreamWorks Animation stock dropped as a result of the poor performance, which makes me wonder about those planned sequels considering the $145 million budget. So far, only $24.8 million has come in from 26 international territories. »
- Brad Brevet
Neither the World Cup nor the Stanley Cup finals kept moviegoers out of the theater this weekend as a pair of box office newcomers both opened strong.
22 Jump Street was the big winner, grossing an estimated $60 million its opening frame—a massive 65% higher than the original’s $36.3 million in 2012. The bumbling cop duo of Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum turned in the second-highest-grossing opening weekend for an R-rated comedy, ranking just below Hangover II ($85.9 million), but besting both Ted ($54 million) and Sex and the City ($57 million).
How to Train Your Dragon 2 brought the heat as well, with an estimated $50 million opener. »
- Nicole Sperling
Laughing its way to the second-best opening of all time for an R-rated comedy, Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill's 22 Jump Street beat out How to Train Your Dragon 2 for the top spot at the Father's Day weekend box office with $60 million. The Hangover: Part II remains the record-holder for top R-rated comedy ($85.9 million). 22 Jump Street, costing under $60 million to produce, is a win for Sony and MGM, debuting 65 percent ahead of the first Jump Street, which debuted to $36.3 million in summer 2012. Overseas, the comedy took
- Pamela McClintock
22 Jump Street got off to a commanding lead in this weekend's battle of the sequels. How to Train Your Dragon 2 could make up ground throughout the weekend, though it will almost certainly fall short of $60 million.22 Jump Street opened to a massive $25 million on Friday. That's the second-biggest R-rated comedy debut ever behind The Hangover Part II ($31.6 million). It's also nearly double the first movie's $13.2 million start. The audience skewed younger (56 percent under 25), which suggests the movie will be very front-loaded this weekend. Still, it should wind up with at least $60 million.In second place, How to Train Your Dragon 2 earned an estimated $18.5 million on Friday. That's significantly higher than the first movie's $12.1 million start. Unfortunately, it's lower than Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted ($20.7 million), which was the last DreamWorks Animation sequel to open in June.It can be tough to predict how animated movies are going to play throughout the weekend, »
- Ray Subers <email@example.com>
Sony/MGM’s “22 Jump Street” has shown plenty of firepower with an estimated $62 million opening weekend, topping the launch of Fox/Dreamworks’ “How to Train Your Dragon 2” with a projected $50 million.
“How to Train Your Dragon 2” followed with $18 million on Friday (with $2 million on Thursday night).
Both sequels are outperforming their predecessors. “22 Jump Street,” with Tatum and Hill’s characters now in college, blew away “21 Jump Street,” which opened with $36.3 million in 2012 on its way to $138.4 million domestically.
“How to Train Your Dragon 2,″ with a $145 million budget, should benefit from being one of the few animated titles in the summer season. The first “Dragon” debuted in 2010 with $43 million on went on to cume $215 million domestically and $494 million globally.
“22 Jump »
- Dave McNary
Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill‘s “22 Jump Street” took the first round in its battle for the weekend box office crown with “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” rolling up an impressive $25 million Friday. It may have scored a knockout. The comedy sequel from Sony and MGM is on pace for an opening weekend north of $60 million. That looks like it will be enough to hold off “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” which brought in $18.5 million on Friday, and it will be plenty to displace last weekend's top movie, “The Fault in Our Stars.” The Fox-distributed DreamWorks »
- Todd Cunningham
“22 Jump Street” raked in a muscular $5.5 million and “How to Train Your Dragon 2″ debuted to a sterling $2 million on Thursday night, in what is shaping up to be a battle of sequels at the weekend box office.
“22 Jump Street’s” late numbers easily eclipses the $700,000 that the first “Jump Street” made in its midnight showings, as well as the $2.6 million Thursday debut of “Neighbors,” another recent R-rated comedy. The film began playing at 7 p.m. to audiences in 2,746 locations.
“How to Train Your Dragon 2″ begin screening at 8 p.m. Though lower than the figure for “22 Jump Street,” it’s a strong opening given that the animated film’s core audience is a younger one with earlier bedtimes.
Both “22 Jump Street” and “How to Train Your Dragon 2″ are expected to debut north of $50 million, according to tracking. Some analysts are predicting openings closer to $60 million, although the studios are being more conservative. »
- Brent Lang
Both films will capitalize on residual goodwill for the first installments in the franchise, and should benefit from two very different movie-going audiences.
Adults will flock to see undercover cops Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum hang out with college spring-breakers in the R-rated “22 Jump Street,” while families will scurry to check out a hapless Viking and his fire-breathing friend in PG-rated “How to Train Your Dragon 2.”
“These movies are perfectly counter-programmed,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Rentrak. “When you have a variety of entertainment options in the marketplace, it enhances the marketplace.”
- Brent Lang
Jonah Hill has dominated this week’s Hollywood news cycle, after a TMZ video leaked over the weekend of the actor using a gay slur when confronted by a paparazzo. On Tuesday, an emotionally distraught Hill appeared on the “Tonight Show” to apologize. Earlier that day, the 30-year-old actor expressed similar remorse for his homophobic remark on Howard Stern’s radio show.
But attendees at Wednesday night’s world premiere in New York of Hill’s upcoming release, “22 Jump Street,” were surprised to see a scene in the movie eerily resembles the actor-producer’s real-life scandal.
Warning: minor spoilers ahead.
Midway through the film, the undercover cop characters played by Hill and his co-star Channing Tatum are in a university library, trying to eavesdrop on a gang of drug dealers. When it looks like their cover is about to be revealed, Hill shoves Tatum to his knees, suggesting a sexual act. »
- Ramin Setoodeh
Some friendships don't survive college. That tiny but unavoidable tragedy lends “22 Jump Street” just the right twinge of longing this otherwise lightweight buddy bromance needs. After surviving the police academy and a second stint in high school (in “21 Jump Street”), still-rookie cops Schmidt and Jenko (Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum), mismatched as a fuzzy slipper and a well-worn gym sock, head to the university dorms to find another drug dealer distributing a new pill around campus. “Do the same thing as last time, everyone's happy,” they're told. »
- Inkoo Kang
Yesterday, we posted the first clip from the upcoming "22 Jump Street." It leaned towards some child-like humor, referencing the ever-popular "Dora the Explorer." The new red band trailer for the Phil Lord-Chris Miller directed sequel to "21 Jump Street" steers away from Nickelodeon and much more towards the four letter words. In fact, there is a shortened moment from the "Dora the Explorer" referencing scene which eliminates the discussion of Dora, Diego, Boots, and Swiper. It instead offers just one of many F-bombs that you'll get to bear witness to if you watch the trailer. Click play on the nearly three minute long endeavor and here's what you'll note instantly – every other word out of Ice Cube's mouth seems to begin with an "F." Well, they do except when they're a compound word beginning with "M" where the second half begins with "F." Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum »
- Josh Lasser
If the hilarious red band trailer for "22 Jump Street" had too many curse words for your taste, take a bite out of the just-released green band preview, which includes new footage of Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill returning to the undercover life. 2012's "21 Jump Street" earned an impressive $138 million domestically, so a sequel seemed inevitable. The new film finds the boys enrolling in college in order to smash a fraternity drug ring. The new trailer is not only cleaned up for family viewing (although there are still plenty of guns and a handful of utterances of such »
- Dave Lewis
Jonah Hill tries to play football, gets attacked by a giant octopus, and is hit in the face by a beanbag all in the latest trailer for 22 Jump Street. The green-band trailer shows Hill and Channing Tatum at it again, this time posing as college students to bust a drug dealer. “We’re like a power couple,” Tatum tells Hill in the trailer. Yes, yes, you are. Watch the trailer below: »
- Ariana Bacle
16 items from 2014