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’21 Jump Street’ Locks Up First Place At Box Office

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(Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill star as undercover cops back in high school, in "21 Jump Street.")

(Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill star as undercover cops back in high school, in “21 Jump Street.”)

By Bill Wine

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – There was nothing undercover about 21 Jump Street.

The weekend’s only new mainstream attraction, a comedy about undercover cops based on the eighties TV series, starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, arrested audiences to the tune of $35-million, good for a robust first-place finish on its debut weekend.

That dropped the leader of the last two weekends, the animated Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, to second place.  But it still took in a respectable $23-million in its third weekend of release.

The holdover sci-fi thriller, John Carter, took third with a total of $14-million.

No other title eclipsed the $5-million mark, and the only other new title to crack the top ten was the Will Ferrell comedy, Casa de mi Padre, which earned $21-million and finished ninth.

Overall, industry-wide totals were on pace with those of last year, with The Hunger Games poised for an assault on the box-office record books next weekend.

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