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Channing Tatum appears in a photo with Jonah Hill from their 2012 comedy film, 21 Jump Street. - Provided courtesy of Sony Pictures

'21 Jump Street' tops Friday box office with $13 million

03/17/2012 by Olivia Allin

Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill's buddy cop comedy "21 Jump Street" landed at the top of Friday's box office.

The film earned $13 million on Friday and is expected to score a $35 million opening weekend, according to Deadline. The movie's budget was roughly $45 million.

"21 Jump Street" is based on a 1980s cop series starring Johnny Depp and stars Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill as rookie cops who are sent to a local high school to go undercover as students in order to take down a drug ring.

The film also stars Rob Riggle, DeRay Davis, Dave Franco, Jake Johnson, Brie Larson and Ice Cube, who plays the police captain. It also features original cast members Depp and Holly Robinson Peete.

"Dr Seuss' The Lorax" is still remaining strong in the box office and landed in the No. 2 spot with $6.8 million on Friday, after two weeks at the top and a $162.5 million worldwide cume. In third was Disney's "John Carter," which earned another $3.9 million on Friday for a $52.6 million cume.

Another new opening, Will Ferrell's Spanish-language film "Casa de mi Padre" landed in eighth place in the box office, earning $765,000 in a limited release of 382 theaters.

"Casa de mi Padre" follows humble rancher Armando Alvarez (Will Ferrell) who has lived and worked on his father's ranch in Mexico his entire life. When the ranch faces financial troubles, his younger brother Raul (Diego Luna) shows up with his new fiancée Sonia (Genesis Rodriguez) and promises to settle their father's debts. But when Armando falls in love with Sonia, it appears that Raul's business practices are shady and they find themselves in a war with Mexico's most terrifying drug lord, Onza (Gael Garcia Bernal).

Jason Segel, Susan Sarandon and Ed Helms star in "Jeff, Who Lives at Home," which also opened on March 16. The film earned $264,000 in Friday's box office.

"Jeff, Who Lives at Home" follows a slacker named Jeff (Segel) who lives in his mother's (Susan Sarandon) basement and feels like he might have finally found his destiny when he helps his brother (Ed Helms) track his possibly adulterous wife (Judy Greer).

Adrien Brody's "Detachment" also had a limited release on Friday. At press time, box office results were not available.

Watch trailers for this weeks' releases of "21 Jump Street," "Casa de mi Padre," "Jeff, Who Lives at Home" and "Detachment" below.

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