“22 Jump Street,” which sees Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum’s undercover cops matriculate to college, is in second place on Fandango’s sales charts heading into the weekend. The R-rated comedy is outselling previous adult-oriented comedies “Ted” and “Neighbors.”
Both “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and “22 Jump Street” are expected to top $50 million this weekend. More bullish estimates put them in the $60 million range.
Fandango surveyed more than 1,000 ticket-buyers about their reasons for checking out “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” and found that 85% were eager to see a family-friendly film this summer. The picture seems likely to benefit from a lack of animated offerings at the multiplex in recent months, making it one of the only options for moviegoers with kids.