Weekend Predictions: '21 Jump Street'

Featured Stories - on March 14, 2012 by Phil Contrino

21jumpstreetpred.png21 Jump Street will benefit immensely from the fact that it's the only new, wide release hitting theaters this weekend. Expect a #1 debut.

The pairing of Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill is winning over plenty of criticsour own Sara Maria Vizcarrondo gave the film 4.5 stars. Critics have been bombarded by a rush of retreads over the last decade, so the fact that they are praising 21 Jump Street bodes well for the comedy's commercial prospects. It also doesn't hurt that Tatum is at the height of his drawing power coming off The Vowthe heartthrob will bring in droves of female patrons. As for Hill, he stumbled a bit with The Sitter last year, but his fans should be quick to forgive. 21 Jump Street can't miss.

Look for 21 Jump Street to grab $31 million from around 3,000 locations this weekend.

Will Ferrell and Jason Segel both have new films opening at less than 500 locations this weekend. Ferrell's Casa de mi Padre should tap into the same audience that loved Machete, while Segel's Jeff, Who Lives At Home will look to slowly build momentum in order to capture Forgetting Sarah Marshall enthusiasts. Both flicks should come in close to the $2 million mark this weekend.

Check out our top 10 predictions in the table below.

 

Title Release Date Distributor Weekend Gross
Cumulative
21 Jump Street Mar 16, 2012 Sony / Columbia
$31,000,000 $31,000,000
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Mar 2, 2012 Universal
$25,500,000 $160,800,000
John Carter Mar 9, 2012 Disney
$16,000,000 $55,700,000
Project X (2012) Mar 2, 2012 Warner Bros.
$6,000,000 $50,200,000
Act of Valor Feb 24, 2012 Relativity Media
$4,000,000 $62,700,000
A Thousand Words Mar 9, 2012 Paramount
$3,500,000 $11,800,000
Safe House Feb 10, 2012 Universal
$3,200,000 $120,700,000
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Feb 10, 2012 Warner Bros. / New Line
$2,800,000 $95,400,000
Friends With Kids Mar 9, 2012 Roadside Attractions
$2,500,000 $5,200,000
This Means War Feb 17, 2012 Fox
$2,400,000 $50,800,000

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris and Alex Edghill.

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