In an era we all can easily wait to see movies at home it can be very tricky to get people in an actual theater, unless it's those special effects filled superhero movies best enjoyed on a big screen.... See More
In an era we all can easily wait to see movies at home it can be very tricky to get people in an actual theater, unless it's those special effects filled superhero movies best enjoyed on a big screen. Which makes the massive success of "22 jump street," which features neither robots nor cape crusaders, truly remarkable. Tonight we break down why. A grenade. You never know. Oh, why are you going to put it there? Feels light. There's a grenade in my shorts! ! What about that? That's my ! Shakespeare this is not. Anger -- While it may not be high art it is highly profitable. "22 jump street," the sequel to "21 jump street," raked in nearly 60 million bucks according to estimates on its opening weekend. A live action, in other words nonanimated, comedy hasn't opened this strong since "The hangover part 2" back in 2011 o'clock pulled in more than $85 million. To find another comedy that pulled in north of 60 mil on opening weekend you have to go all the way back to 2003 and "Bruce almighty." Yo, brethren, what up with thee? What's the secret with "22 jump street"? First of all, sequels tend to do well because audiences know what they're getting. Experts say this is all about the stars. Jonah hill and Channing Tatum, whose chemistry is palpable as they've discussed in interviews on good morning America. Might as well be friends and not partners. Honestly, when you're making a comedy, if you're friends and laughing, then that will spill over into the work. . I love him, man. We pretty much just go and make fun of each other all day and they turn the cameras on. So it's really nice. Give me a head start. While they're both big stars this true secret to the success of this film, according to the "Hollywood reporter," is Tatum. You look like you're about 8. Channing Tatum is the rare movie star that appeals almost equally to men and women. If you look at the exit polling a lot of women said they really came to see this movie because they love Channing Tatum. I'm your worst nightmare. When you have a star that appeals to both men and women you get the date night crowd, you get the couples. Why are you trying to kiss me? I'm Trying to kiss you! You get people to say to their spouse or girlfriend, hey, you want to go see this movie? Yes. And in the end that is the rub.th E filmmakers have managed to include enough action scenes and genital jokes to rope in the guys while attracting women by making a movie that is, at its core, about relationships. When you have an r-rated action comedy that is testing really well with women you're going to go in that direction for the sequel and make it more relationship driven we're brothers too. Which is why no one should be surprised if there's a "23 jump street" in the not too distant future.
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