- Associated Press - Monday, March 19, 2012

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum’s cop comedy “21 Jump Street” booked itself into first-place at the weekend box office with a $36.3 million debut.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:

1. “21 Jump Street,” Sony, $36,302,612, 3,121 locations, $11,632 average, $36,302,612, one week.

2. “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax,” Universal, $22,764,760, 3,769 locations, $6,040 average, $158,387,775, three weeks.

3. “John Carter,” Disney, $13,569,795, 3,749 locations, $3,620 average, $53,227,248, two weeks.

4. “Project X,” Warner Bros., $4,044,159, 2,922 locations, $1,384 average, $48,170,005, three weeks.

5. “Act of Valor,” Relativity Media, $3,733,697, 2,765 locations, $1,350 average, $62,454,066, four weeks.

6. “A Thousand Words,” Paramount, $3,632,932, 1,895 locations, $1,917 average, $11,985,753, two weeks.

7. “Safe House,” Universal, $2,716,795, 1,920 locations, $1,415 average, $120,209,890, six weeks.

8. “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” Warner Bros., $2,388,320, 1,935 locations, $1,234 average, $94,994,006, six weeks.

9. “Casa de mi Padre,” Lionsgate, $2,287,239, 382 locations, $5,988 average, $2,287,239, one week.

10. “This Means War,” Fox, $2,141,760, 1,660 locations, $1,290 average, $50,541,542, five weeks.

11. “Silent House,” Open Road Films, $2,113,800, 2,124 locations, $995 average, $10,605,544, two weeks.

12. “The Vow,” Sony Screen Gems, $2,094,103, 2,175 locations, $963 average, $121,157,358, six weeks.

13. “Friends with Kids,” Roadside Attractions, $1,454,753, 640 locations, $2,273 average, $4,184,735, two weeks.

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