'Jump Street' leaps to top of box office
Published on Jun 16, 2014 6:36 AM
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - 22 Jump Street leapt straight in at the top of the North American box office, industry estimates showed on Sunday, edging out How To Train Your Dragon 2 as the summer film season gets into full swing.
R-rated comedy 22 Jump Street raked in US$60 million on its debut weekend, compared with $50 million for Dragon, another blockbuster sequel whose release had been similarly eagerly anticipated.
Dragon reunites the main characters from 2010’s first film but adds a host of new colourful flame-breathing beasts in a 3D spectacular that DreamWorks Animation hopes will captivate family filmgoers.
The first Dragon installment earned $495 million and two Oscar nominations, and the 3D sequel was enthusiastically received at this year’s Cannes Film Festival last month.
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