Weekend Box Office: 22 JUMP STREET Wins Sequel Battle

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In this weekend’s battle of sequels that earned rave reviews, 22 Jump Street bested How to Train Your Dragon 2 at the box office and collected $60 million in ticket sales at domestic theaters.

The sequel to the 2012 hit 21 Jump Street opening is 2nd-best ever for R-rated comedy after The Hangover: Part II, which debuted to $85.9 million in late May 2011.

A pair of kooky cops ( Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill) handily topped a sequel to the 2010 original versions of Dragon, which took in $50 million from Friday through Sunday and marks DreamWorks Animation’s best opening in two years.

Jonah Hill should be proud of himself having two competing movies opening on the same weekend — he lends a voice to the animated Dragon as well. Internationally, though, Dragon dwarfed Jump Street with $24.8 million to $6.9 million.

Starring Angelina Jolie, Maleficent claimed third place in its third week of release, followed by Tom Cruise action romp Edge of Tomorrow and last week’s top film, Fox’s teen tear-jerker The Fault in Our Stars.

Next week’s new releases include Clint Eastwood‘s Jersey Boys and Kevin Hart‘s Think Like a Man Too.

Hit the jump for more estimates listed by title.

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All U.S. movie box-office figures provided by Box-Office Mojo.

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