‘21 Jump Street’ starts off with $13 million on Friday

By Daniel Levine,

21 Jump Street is already on track to have a great weekend. The comedy starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill is likely to beat The Lorax this weekend after making $13 million on Friday alone.

Deadline reports that the film, which was co-produced by Sony Pictures and MGM, has impressed the studios so far and should be able to make it well past $30 million. It could make as much as $35 million, falling in line with earlier predictions.

“Great news for Jump Street as it keeps growing as the night goes on,” a Sony executive told Deadline.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film was also boosted by great numbers at during Thursday midnight screenings, bringing in $700,000. The film has also opened abroad and had a fantastic $750,000 opening in Australia.

Still, The Lorax was very close behind and could pass $10 million when final Friday numbers come in, although Deadline reports that the film made $6.5 million Friday. It is probably going to make a little less than $30 million by the end of the weekend.

Even though 21 Jump Street is the only new film in wide release this weekend, Hollywood is still hoping to see more big numbers Monday morning, with many students on their spring breaks.

21 Jump Street only cost $42 million for the two studios to make and has been getting stellar reviews. The film has also been a hit with both critics and the general public, earning an 87 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Deadline reports that Disney’s $250 million film John Carter started the weekend on the wrong foot, bringing in $4 million. It should be lucky to get to $15 million. Project X also added $1.4 million on Friday, while Eddie Murphy’s A Thousand Words and Act of Valor both made around $1.1 million.

Image courtesy of Sony Pictures

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