22 Jump Street is definitely a hit for the folks at Columbia Pictures.
The follow-up to the 2012 box office hit 21 Jump Street has already surpassed the original outing at the domestic box office. At the moment, 22 Jump Street has amassed an extremely healthy $140 million in ticket sales. The first installment of the series ended its theatrical run with $138 million in the bank. Not too shabby.
21 Jump Street scraped together roughly $201 million from the worldwide box office, so it's probably safe to say that the sequel should surpass that number by the time it vacates theaters. According to number jugglers over at Box Office Mojo, the $50 million follow-up has earned $194 million as of this writing. Considering the flick is still making bank in the U.S., that number is likely to grow in the coming weeks.
Although Hollywood doesn't like to turn its back on a series that is making a ton of money from moviegoers, it would appear that 23 Jump Street isn't on anyone's mind at the moment. During an interview with Joblo, 22 Jump Street co-star Amber Stevens revealed that the studio hasn't coughed up any details about another go-around just yet.
She told the website:
"I'm pretty sure that's not going to happen. I think they're done making sequels, but who knows. Never say never, right?"
Judging from her comments, Steven definitely wouldn't mind working with 22 Jump Street stars Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, and Ice Cube one more time.
The actress explained:
"I've seen it twice now. I'm really happy with it, I think it's really funny. We shot so much stuff, the original cut of the movies was like three hours long or something. It was fun to go in to see what they had sliced together. I think they did an amazing job, it's really great."
The Wire reports that producers might consider doing a 20 Jump Street prequel, though everything is still very much up in the air right now. However, producer Neal Moritz seemed open to the idea of revisiting the property if moviegoers have an interest in another entry.
Mortiz recently said:
"The way I look at it is, after this weekend's over, if that's what the audience wants then I'd sure love to do it, but I don't want to jinx it. We're proud of what we've done here. I'm sure we'll discuss it next week."
Would you like to see a follow-up to 22 Jump Street? Since the movie kind of pokes fun at sequels, do you think another installment is a bad idea?
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