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'21 Jump Street' Sequel Moving Forward, Comedy Leads Fri. Box Office

By EnStarz Staff Writer, ENSTARS
on Mar 17, 2012 02:51 PM EDT
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  • Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures - Channing Tatum (Left) and Jonah Hill are seen in a still from '21 Jump Street.'
  • Channing Tatum (Left) and Jonah Hill are seen in a still from '21 Jump Street.' (Photo : Columbia Pictures)

Sony has struck a deal to develop a treatment and script for a sequel to 21 Jump Street on Friday as the new comedy earned $13.1 million in its debut on the same day at the U.S. Box Office.

The treatment will be developed by Jonah Hill and Michael Bacall, with the script being written by Bacall, according to Variety. The duo also wrote the current movie in theaters. The film stars Hill and Channing Tatum who are also executive producers.

Friday Box Office

Jump Street's revenue put the movie ahead of The Lorax, which earned $6.7 million, and John Carter which earned $4.0 million.

Rounding out the top five were Project X at $1.5 million and A Thousand Words with $1.13 million.

In limited release, Will Ferrell's Casa de Mi Padre earned 760,000 on 382 screens, for a $1990 per screen average. Also making its debut this weekend was Jeff, Who Lives At Home, which earned $264,000, for a $1,039 per screen average.

21 Jump Street was expected to earn $32.5 million for the Friday to Sunday weekend, according to Box Office Mojo. The Lorax was expected to earn $24.9 million, while John Carter estimates were at $15.1 million.

 

 

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