’22 Jump Street’ hopes for big box office numbers

By Marcina Zaccaria,

Fans are starting to get excited about 22 Jump Street, starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, hitting the big screen and executives are hoping for big numbers for the sequel.

22 Jump Street could have as lucrative of an opening as 21 Jump Street. 21 Jump Street was released in 2012. According to Forbes, 21 Jump Street earned $201 million at the box office, while the budget for the film was $45 million. According to The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Jump Street brought in an astonishing $8.1 million in the U.K. last weekend.

22 Jump Street follows the comedic journey of two undercover officers. The movie takes elements from the television show on which it was based and explodes it for the big screen. In the sequel, Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill go under cover at a local college. Ice Cube also returns.

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller direct the film. They were also the directors of the popular film, the LEGO Movie. Screenwriters for the film include Michael Bacall, Oren Uziel, and Rodney Rothman.

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