Weekend Box Office: Audiences Jump to the Street

Good morning everybody! I hope you all had a great weekend and a fantastic St. Patrick’s day. It looks like those of us that weren’t drinking green beer and eating smelly food were at the movies checking out 21 Jump Street. The movie, which stars Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, earned an estimated $35 million in it’s opening weekend and bumped the wildly successful, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, down to #2. With another $22.8 million in its third weekend, The Lorax has now earned $158.4 million and is quickly approaching the $200 million mark. Last week’s new release, John Carter, continued to fail at the box office and saw it’s weekend take drop 55 percent to an estimated $13.5 million.

At the other end of the Top 10, Will Ferrell’s Casa De Mi Padre, the Spanish-language comedy with English subtitles, managed to take the #9 spot by earning $2.2 million. That’s not great but when you consider that it was only showing at 382 locations, it’s not bad either.

Here is the Top 10 for the weekend of March 16 – 18, 2012:

1. 21 Jump Street (Sony, $35,000,000)
2. Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (Universal, $22,800,000)
3. John Carter (Disney, $13,515,000)
4. Project X (Warner Bros., $4,005,000)
5. A Thousand Words (Paramount, $3,750,000)
6. Act of Valor (Relativity, $3,678,000)
7. Safe House (Universal, $2,800,000)
8. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (Warner Bros., $2,460,000)
9. Casa De Mi Padre (Lions Gate, $2,200,000)
10. This Means War (Fox, $2,125,000)

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