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“22 Jump Street” Wins Box Office Race, “How to Train” Performs Well

Both of the weekend’s sequel releases outperformed their predecessors at the box office, but it was “22 Jump Street” that walks away with a victory.

The acclaimed comedy earned an impressive $60 million to rank number one at the weekend box office. The film’s 2012 predecessor “21 Jump Street” earned $36.3 million.

“How to Train Your Dragon 2,” the weekend’s other sequel, opened to the tune of $50 million. “How to Train Your Dragon,” the film that commenced the series, earned $43.7 million in its March 2010 debut.

The weekend’s other top performers included “Maleficent” (#3, $19.0 million), “Edge of Tomorrow” (#4, $16.2 million) and “The Fault in Our Stars” (#5, $15.7 million).

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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