Weekend box office should see viewers should Jump for 21 Jump Street.
Only a single wide opener unspools this weekend in Sony's 21 Jump Street action comedy, finding 3,121 theaters with a cast including Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ice Cube, Brie Larson, Rob Riggle, Dave Franco, Johnny Simmons, Dakota Johnson, Ellie Kemper, Jake M. Johnson and DeRay Davis.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller helm from the writing by Josh Appelbaum, Jonah Hill, Joe Gazzam and André Nemec. Neal H. Moritz and Stephen J. Cannell, co-creator of the crime drama-genred 80s series on which the film is based, produce the film.
Pic shouldn't falter against Universal's The Lorax, the top spot holder at the box office for the last two weekends, nor from struggling John Carter. That said, the latter could stay on longer than anticipated due to a decent cinema score.
Lionsgate's / Pantelion Films' Spanish comedy western flick Casa de mi Padre opens in 382 theaters, with Will Ferrell, Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna leading. Expect a big per-theater average from this one,
Paramount Vantage's Jay and Mark Duplass project Jeff, Who Lives at Home also looks for a decent take from a moderate debut in 254 theaters. Cast includes Ja Segel, Ed Helms, Susan Sarandon, Judy Greer and Rae Dawn Chong.
A film which is likely to go unnoticed is Nicolas Cage, Guy Pearce and January Jones crime thriller Seeking Justice, with a debut in 231 venues via Anchor Bay Films. Roger Donaldson directs the film produced by Tobey Maguire, Ram Bergman, Jim Stern and Jenno Topping, which also stars Lost's Harold Perrineau as well as Jennifer Carpenter.
For a full list of this weekend's openers, check out our upcoming movies page, sort by week or months to come.