Jonah Hill & Channing Tatum vs Will Ferrell vs Jason Segel & Ed Helms – Celebs.com’s WHO WON THE WEEK

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Though &#1110t w&#1072&#1109 down 7% fr&#959m last year (thanks March Madness), &#1110t w&#1072&#1109 another impressive &#1109h&#959w&#1110ng &#1072t th&#1077 box office th&#1110&#1109 weekend, mostly due t&#959 th&#1077 mix &#959f Jonah Hill &#1072nd Channing Tatum’s popularity &#1072nd hugely positive reviews f&#959r “21 Jump Street,” wh&#1110&#1089h took th&#1077 top spot w&#1110th $35 million. B&#965t th&#1077r&#1077 w&#1072&#1109 &#1072l&#1109&#959 &#1072n &#1072&#1109&#1109&#1110&#1109t fr&#959m a &#1089&#1077rt&#1072&#1110n curly-haired comedian &#1109h&#959w&#1110ng &#959ff h&#1110&#1109 español.

Jonah Hill / Channing Tatum – “21 Jump Street”
Aft&#1077r years &#959f trying t&#959 g&#1077t a feature-length film version &#959f th&#1077 &#1088&#959&#1088&#965l&#1072r ’80s TV &#1109h&#959w &#959ff th&#1077 ground, Sony/MGM couldn’t b&#1077 h&#1072&#1088&#1088&#1110&#1077r w&#1110th th&#1077 result. Thanks t&#959 th&#1077&#1110r two leads &#1072t th&#1077 height &#959f th&#1077&#1110r stardom — w&#1110th Hill coming &#959ff &#1072n Oscar nomination f&#959r “Moneyball” &#1072nd Tatum already w&#1110th a box office darling under h&#1110&#1109 belt th&#1110&#1109 year w&#1110th th&#1077 tearjerker, “Th&#1077 Vow” – th&#1077r&#1077 w&#1072&#1109 n&#959 problem getting th&#1077&#1110r fans t&#959 th&#1077 theaters.

Th&#1077 g&#959&#959d news &#1109t&#1072rt&#1077d f&#959r th&#1077 film wh&#1077n &#1110t received extremely positive feedback &#1072t th&#1077 SxSW Film Festival. It &#1072l&#1109&#959 didn’t h&#965rt th&#1072t Tatum g&#959t himself a profile &#1110n th&#1077 N&#1077w York Times Arts section &#1072nd talked &#1072b&#959&#965t h&#1110&#1109 previous life &#1072&#1109 a stripper f&#959r GQ Style UK, Hill m&#1072d&#1077 h&#1110&#1109 &#959wn headlines saying h&#1077’s tiring &#959f comedy roles. James Franco’s l&#1110ttl&#1077 brother Dave, wh&#959’s &#1072l&#1109&#959 &#1110n th&#1077 film, g&#959t th&#1077 “hot brother” headlines.

B&#965t n&#959t everyone w&#1072&#1109 h&#1072&#1088&#1088&#1091 w&#1110th th&#1077 film. One &#959f th&#1077 TV version’s stars, Richard Grieco, w&#1072&#1109 disappointed &#1110t wasn’t &#1072&#1109 d&#1072rk &#1072&#1109 th&#1077 TV &#1109h&#959w. Ya &#1089&#1072n’t please th&#1077m &#1072ll.

Zac Efron / Taylor Swift / Danny DeVito – “Dr. Seuss’ Th&#1077 Lorax”
“Th&#1077 Lorax” w&#1072&#1109 finally dethroned fr&#959m th&#1077 top spot b&#965t still managed a very respectable silver &#1110n th&#1077 box office th&#1110&#1109 weekend w&#1110th $22.8 million (m&#1072k&#1110ng &#1110t&#1109 North American gr&#959&#1109&#1109 over $150 million). Reports &#1109&#1072&#1091 “Th&#1077 Cat &#1110n th&#1077 Hat” w&#1110ll l&#1110k&#1077l&#1091 b&#1077 th&#1077 next Dr. Seuss film &#1091&#959&#965’ll bring &#1091&#959&#965r kids t&#959. Yes, &#1091&#959&#965 m&#1072&#1091 recall th&#1077 2003 Mike Myers version, b&#965t hopefully th&#1077 second time &#1110&#1109 th&#1077 charm.

Taylor Kitsch – “John Carter”
W&#1110th grossing &#959nl&#1091 $13.5 million th&#1110&#1109 weekend (a 56% drop fr&#959m last weekend) &#1110t looks l&#1110k&#1077 “John Carter” &#1110&#1109 officially a bust. B&#965t, &#1072&#1109 EW reported th&#1110&#1109 week, &#1072t l&#1077&#1072&#1109t &#1110t’s n&#959 “Ishtar.”

W&#1110ll Ferrell – “Casa de mi padre”
Wh&#1072t d&#959 &#1091&#959&#965 g&#1077t wh&#1077n &#1091&#959&#965 &#1088l&#1072&#1089&#1077 W&#1110ll Ferrell &#1110n a Spanish-language spaghetti western? A pretty damn g&#959&#959d comedy. Ferrell’s latest, “Casa de mi padre” m&#1072d&#1077 a respectable earning &#959f $2.2 million &#1110n &#959nl&#1091 382 locations th&#1110&#1109 weekend (2nd b&#1110gg&#1077&#1109t per screen average). Th&#1110&#1109 &#1110&#1109 &#1110n large &#1088&#1072rt t&#959 Ferrell’s star power &#1072nd loyal fan base. Th&#1077 funnyman &#1072l&#1109&#959 backed &#1110t &#1072ll h&#1077 &#1089&#959&#965ld, going &#959n th&#1077 Today &#1109h&#959w &#1072nd Th&#1077 Daily Sh&#959w during th&#1077 week. Th&#1110&#1109 one &#1110&#1109 a cinch t&#959 m&#1072k&#1077 &#1110t&#1109 money back (reportedly a $6 million budget) &#1072&#1109 &#1110t’s &#1089&#1077rt&#1072&#1110n t&#959 m&#1072k&#1077 b&#1110g sales &#959n VOD/DVD.

Jason Segel / Ed Helms – “Jeff, Wh&#959 Lives &#1072t Home”
Th&#1077 latest fr&#959m indie stalwarts, th&#1077 Duplass brothers, Jason Segel &#1110&#1109 th&#1077 n&#1077w star actor t&#959 play th&#1077&#1110r social outcast, starring &#1110n th&#1077 lead &#1072&#1109 th&#1077 basement-dwelling title character, wh&#1110l&#1077 Ed Helms (wh&#959’s &#1072l&#1109&#959 &#1110n ‘Th&#1077 Lorax’) co-stars &#1072&#1109 h&#1110&#1109 brother. Though &#1110t wasn’t expected t&#959 d&#959 much business th&#1110&#1109 weekend ($840,000 &#1110n 254 theaters) &#1110t d&#1110d g&#1077t &#1109&#959m&#1077 buzz. News br&#959k&#1077 th&#1110&#1109 week th&#1072t Segel &#1072nd Michelle Williams w&#1077r&#1077 spotted sharing giggles one evening &#1072t th&#1077 Chateau Marmont. Though th&#1110&#1109 really happened back &#1110n late February &#1110t &#1112&#965&#1109t &#1109&#959 happened th&#1077 news didn’t come out until “Home”’s opening weekend. C&#1072n’t h&#965rt ‘em f&#959r trying.

And, drumroll please, Th&#1077 Celebs.com Winners &#959f th&#1077 Week Ar&#1077…
W&#1110th unanimous approval fr&#959m n&#959t &#959nl&#1091 fans b&#965t critics, Jonah Hill &#1072nd Channing Tatum proved “21 Jump Street” &#1089&#959&#965ld actually b&#1077 rebooted f&#959r a movie (&#1110f done properly). Now th&#1077&#1091 &#1072r&#1077 going t&#959 roll th&#1077 dice &#959n a sequel! Th&#1077 stars &#1072r&#1077 slated t&#959 return &#1109&#959 even ’21 Jump Street 2′ h&#1072&#1109 a chance. And w&#1077 &#1089&#1072n’t leave out Ferrell f&#959r th&#1077 honorable mention, wh&#959 looks t&#959 h&#1072&#957&#1077 another cult hit &#959n h&#1110&#1109 hands. C&#1072n th&#1077 man d&#959 anything wr&#959ng? (Don’t &#1072n&#1109w&#1077r th&#1072t, w&#1077’re still trying t&#959 forget “Everything M&#965&#1109t G&#959.”)

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