'22 Jump Street' Nabs Top Spot at the Box Office

Los Angeles -- “22 Jump Street” edged out “How to Train Your Dragon 2” to capture the weekend box office crown as the two hotly anticipated sequels swooped into multiplexes just in time for Father’s Day.

The undercover cop comedy reunited Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, but had the two leads matriculate to college to the tune of $60 million across 3,300 locations. 

“How to Train Your Dragon 2″ nipped at Hill and Tatum’s heels, soaring to $50 million from 4,235 locations. Going into the weekend, most analysts predicted that the DreamWorks Animation film would be the highest grossing film of the weekend, but “22 Jump Street” was able to offer up enough pop culture references and rowdy hijinks to bring in older audiences. It also didn’t deviate from the formula that made “21 Jump Street” a standout in 2012, bringing back not only the stars, but directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.

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