Thanks to great reviews and strong word of mouth (as well as a lack of other major new openers), 21 Jump Street got off to a great start at the US box office with $35 million, which is one of the biggest openings ever for an R-rated comedy and Jonah Hill’s career best start.
If Disney had been hoping that John Carter would have long legs at the box office after a weak start, they’re going to be disappointed. The movie dropped 55% in its second outing to $15 million. The House Of Mouse is now going to have to cross its fingers that the international box office can make up for its weak US showing.
The only other new entry in the top 10 was Will Ferrell’s Spanish-language outing, Casa De Mi Padre. It opened on 382 screens, but only managed a relatively soft per-screen average, making $2.2 million. That would suggest it won’t see much of an expansion over the coming weeks.
Take a look below for the US box office top 10 for the weekend of March 16th-18th.
|Rank||Title||Weekend Gross (millions)||Total Gross to date (millions)|
|1||21 Jump Street||$35.0||$25.0|
|2||Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax||$22.8||$158.4|
|5||A Thousand Words||$3.7||$12.1|
|6||Act Of Valor||$3.6||$62.3|
|8||Journey 2: The Mysterious Island||$2.4||$95.0|
|9||Casa De Mi Padre||$2.2||$2.2|
|10||This Means War||$2.1||$50.5|