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’21 Jump Street’ wins weekend crown with record $35 million

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Sony and MGM’s 21 Jump Street lit up the R-rated comedy marketplace, opening to a stellar $35 million at the domestic box office.

Starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, the light-hearted take on the classic TV series nabbed the best debut ever for a nonsequel, nonsummer R-rated comedy, as well as one of the best bows on the books for an action-buddy comedy or a television-to-film adaptation.

Overseas, Jump Street rolled out in 11 markets, grossing $7 million, including a standout $4.3 million in Australia, where it launched ahead of past R-rated comedies The Hangover, Tropic Thunder and Bad Teacher (also from Sony). In the U.K., it grossed $2.5 million.

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