Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 03/19/2012

‘21 Jump Street’ skips over competition at box office


Jonah Hill, right, and Channing Tatum star in "21 Jump Street." (Scott Garfield - AP)
“21 Jump Street,” the movie adaptation of the 1980s TV series, has officially hit it big at the box office, scoring $35 million in its opening weekend and beating out “Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax” and the minimally successful and in­cred­ibly costly “John Carter” for the No. 1 slot.

The film, which stars a svelte Jonah Hill and the ever-hunky Channing Tatum, has received favorable reviews for its goofy, self-conscious humor.

Here are the weekend’s top 10 movies at the box office:

1. “21 Jump Street,” $35 million

2. “Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax,” $22.8 million

3. “John Carter,” $13.5 million

4. “Project X,” $4 million

5. “A Thousand Words,” $3.8 million

6. “Act of Valor,” $3.7 million

7. “Safe House,” $2.8 million

8. “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” $2.5 million

9. “Casa de mi Padre,” $2.2 million

10. “This Means War,” $2.1 million

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