Box Office: 21 Jump Street Owns Friday With $13 Million, Estimated To Finish Above The Lorax

After the box office had an off week with the releases of John Carter, Silent House and Friends with Kids last weekend, it appears to have rebounded nicely with the release of 21 Jump Street. Yep, it’s another TV-to-film adaptation, but it’s been getting some good reviews (currently 87% on Rotten Tomatoes) and some good response in the Twittersphere, as angry black captain Ice Cube calls it.

Estimated Friday numbers have Jump Street earning $13 million. The #1 film for the past two weeks, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax is still attracting viewers this Spring Break. With a number of kindergarteners being out school today it pushed Friday totals to $7.1 million, which is a very good Friday number for an animated film in its third weekend of release.

Not faring as well is Disney’s disappointing John Carter, which suffered a 60% drop from its opening last Friday.

So are you surprised with 21 Jump Street‘s performance thus far? Even though it’s not a film driven by what critics have to say, do you think critic approval of films like this and Bridesmaids help in the long run versus the short term? And if you saw Jump Street let us know your opinions.

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