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'22 Jump Street' wins battle of popular sequels

Jonah Hill, from left, Ice Cube, and Channing Tatum star in "22 Jump Street," the most popular film of the weekend at the movie box office. (Sony Pictures)
Jonah Hill, from left, Ice Cube, and Channing Tatum star in "22 Jump Street," the most popular film of the weekend at the movie box office. (Sony Pictures)
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In a summertime battle of sequels, a pair of kooky cops beat out flying dragons for the top spot at the North American box office, but the dragons soared internationally. The R-rated comedy “22 Jump Street” debuted in first place domestically with $60 million, followed by “How to Train Your Dragon 2” which opened with $50 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. Internationally, though, “Dragon” dwarfed “Jump Street” with $24.8 million to ...


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