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‘Jump Street’ Beats ‘Dragon’ in Box-Office Battle

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a summertime battle of sequels, a pair of kooky cops beat out flying dragons for the top spot at the box office.

Jonah Hill (L) and Channing Tatum in a scene from "22 Jump Street."
Jonah Hill (L) and Channing Tatum in a scene from “22 Jump Street.” (AP Photo/Sony Pictures, Glen Wilson)

According to studio estimates Sunday, “22 Jump Street” debuted in first place with $60 million, with “How to Train Your Dragon 2″ opening in second with $50 million.

The R-rated comedy “Jump Street” stars Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill as bumbling undercover officers who pose as college students to bust a campus drug dealer. Hill also lends a voice to the animated “Dragon,” which follows Hiccup and his dragon Toothless on an adventure where they discover hundreds of wild dragons.

A mix of fantasy, action and romance complete the top five: “Maleficent” claimed third place, followed by “Edge of Tomorrow” and “The Fault in Our Stars.”

 

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

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