Ice Cube's "22 Jump Street" Opens As Second Highest Earning R-Rated Comedy In History

"22 Jump Street" rakes in over $60 million to win the weekend box office crown.

22 Jump Street just edged out How to Train Your Dragon 2 to take the weekend box office title, grabbing $60 million across 3,306 locations, according to Variety.

Ice Cube assumes the role of Captain Dickson in the movie, a narcotics officer in charge of an undercover operation aimed at locating the supplier of a drug described in the film as "WHYPHY" (WiFi).

Going into the weekend, most movie analysts predicted that How to Train Your Dragon 2 would be the highest-grossing film. 22 Jump Street nearly doubled the $36 million debut of the original film. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum co-star with Cube in the movie.

Ice Cube has acted in numerous movies over the years. He got his first role as an actor in the 1991 film Boyz n the Hood, where he starred as Darin "Doughbouy" Baker, the maternal half-brother of main character, Ricky Baker and proclaimed Crip gang member. Since his first film, Ice Cube has went on to star in over 30 movies including Friday, BarberShop and Are We There Yet?, among others.

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54 Comments

  • bigbank

    YADA YADA YADA, EASY E was the TRUTH of the NWA group, Ice cube, ice tea and dr drew all talked that bullshyt until they dropped their drawers and TV roles to entertain the white man. Step and fetch it nigga. Money made these niggas stop talking about the problems in the HOOD and start talking about the money THEY GOT and calling BLACK women bitches. can I get a amen

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  • LeBron Lost Like A Muhaphuka

    Thank you, Based Timmy and the San Antonio Spurs.

  • Doubl Negative

    Congratulation Cube. Two number 1 movies this year, and these openings are big numbers. It's fucked up though my man can be such a big box office draw, and still struggle to get pictures green-lit. Yet assholes like Jonny dep and Tom cruise's movies flop but they still headline $200 mil pictures. "...let's make our own movies like Spike Lee...Burn, Hollywood, Burn".

  • Anonymous

    Rozay going to star in an adaptation of scarface.

  • niggas never learn

    Niggas think ice cube is the reason behind the succes but cube cant act or produces movies. its because of the 2 white boys

  • Anonymous

    Its funny that a bunch of broke people argue over whether or not someone wrote or produced something... This is my point Ice cube made millions for just being in the movie and all of you made comments and still broke asses!!! Get a life!!!!

  • Grumpy Critic

    I've never seen either movie, nor do I intend to since these new "21 Jump Street" movie trailers show they aren't related to the TV series of the same name. For everyone that criticized this article, because this movie was described as Ice Cube's movie, I'd like to point out the name of this website: http://www.hiphopdx.com . With that being said, I'm sure no further explanation as to why the article was titled the way it was is needed, but I'll humor Ice Cube's detractors. Since I'm sure it's safe for me to assume that Ice Cube's body of work in hip hop far surpasses Jonah Hill's and Channing Tatum's contributions to hip hop, his name was the one mentioned on this hip hop site, when they made reference to "22 Jump Street". One eye-opening observation though, most of the critics of this article blasted Ice Cube, instead of the writer. Which probably means they disliked Ice Cube anyway, because he may not even know that this article exists. Actions certainly speak louder than words, even when that action is just putting out words.

  • fatboyrule

    I wouldn't say it "edged" out How to Train 2, it beat it by 10 million... that's a big fucking edge.

  • Anonymous

    2 film records in a row for cube. where the haters at?

  • Anonymous

    lol ice cube aint the reason it has done well smh those 2 white boys are

    • Reef

      It's a hip hop site so they have to relate it somehow, plus he's like the 3rd main character and a big part of the movie. Hip hop fans be such haters man we must support our own culture if a fuckin baller was in a movie like this they be putting it in the blogs and bigging up their own. If an R&B singer does a post mets game concert they wouldnt be hating, etc. Why do hip hop fans be hating on their own I don't get it?

  • Eleanor Marilu Hellman

    Honoring Other Penises Sounds Inviting Nigga Uncle Tom ass fa66ot, thinks he's been validated to use the N word just cuz he's black. All white fanbase having h0m0, wack as fuck qu33r, who listen to this fruit cake???

  • Anonymous

    fuk this nicca and his success he grew up in westmont I can't respect no fuck shit like that

  • Anonymous

    Ice cube's. He was no director, producer, writer, or financial contributor. He was an actor in it. This site I swear. Sometimes I think they do shit like this so we can comment how they are wrong just for kicks

    • Anonymous

      obviously has the headline because if they didnt people like you would say how is this connected to hip hop. they cant win.

  • lee

    your all dumbass mother fuckers, if youv scene the movie youll know he was the 3rd main character and alot of the movie is based around him, his daugther and working with the 2 main characters, yall niggas hating because hes getting serious paper and you all broke as fuck dick suckers

  • Rau

    Ice Cube's "22 Jump Street".. Come on now, y'all acting like it's Cube's movie or that there is 1 person out there going to see it because of him.

    • Reef

      Ayo it's a hip hop site so they have to relate it somehow, plus he's like the 3rd main character and a big part of the movie. Hip hop fans be such haters man we must support our own culture if a fuckin baller was in a movie like this they be putting it in the blogs and bigging up their own. If an R&B singer does a post mets game concert they wouldnt be hating, etc. Why do hip hop fans be hating on their own I don't get it?

    • Anonymous

      come on now, just because you're a jonah & channing stan doesn't mean everyone else is

  • PAhiphopFAN

    People are addicted to movies. They will go see anything advertised (except for actual quality films). The lamest comedies become blockbusters. What was that bullshit movie about the end of the world at JAmes Franco's house? That was beat-my-head-off-a-door lame!

    • Anonymous

      sounding like you're a social misfit or you broke because no sane person who has family, friends, dating or in a relationship would ever say what you did just either the movie was/is wack or wait to redbox/on-demand it

  • TruthTeller

    Be careful what you waste your precious time on. This movie shouldn't even exist.

  • juhjkjh

    and at least tell us what the 1st highest grossing one is.. and mention the sales of the dragon movie too hhdx never surprises me with it's shit "journalism"

    • uncle tom

      It was the hangover movie. And why the fuck is DX claiming this is an Ice Cube movie, this is a channing tatum and Jonah Hill movie.

  • juhjkjh

    nigga had like 43 lines in the first one.. doubt he has much more here. Why the fuck y'all saying it's his movie?

    • reef

      Here it's a hip hop site so they have to relate it somehow, plus he's like the 3rd main character and a big part of the movie. Hip hop fans be such haters man we must support our own culture if a fuckin baller was in a movie like this they be putting it in the blogs and bigging up their own. If an R&B singer does a post mets game concert they wouldnt be hating, etc. Why do hip hop fans be hating on their own I don't get it?

  • dont see 22 jump st

    this movie was straight boo boo walked out the first 10 minutes waste of money and time

  • Anonymous

    Yeah this movie grossed what it did cause of cube..not a nominated Oscar actor and one of the most bankable white boys in Hollywood right now..lol

  • Anonymous

    It's not "Ice Cubes". He doesnt own that movie.

  • nuc

    "As Second Highest Earning R-Rated Comedy In History" call me crazy,, but a real journalist would have written what the 1st HIGHEST EARNING R RATED COMEDY IS.... TED, which over took HANGOVER

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  • BustazBetterRecognizeWatsComing

    Finally covering a real one! I don't care how many people talk shit about this legend. If you knew your history(u can only be a real hip hop fam if you do) It was the government, the writers, CIA, etc that called these dudes "gangsters" and called the music "gangster rap," fuck all that noise too, jay z ain't no legend, Hawaiian Sophie, Nas ain't no legend, married kellis, then like sucker forced to pay a ho! It's cheaper to keep her! Big triple OG ice cube is the real deal, wasn't for him, wouldn't be no jays, no nas, no biggie. He made popular that G shit. These fag skirt, bitch clothes wearing rappers shook of the powers that be, let alone their own shadow; big OG don mega had the CIA shook, sending threats to shut him down n shit. That's REAL, real ass shit, to have not a corporation, but the fucking government on your ass! Revolutionary stuff, Death Certificate easily better than ANYTHING past two decades. Bitch boys, you just been schooled, those that know what cube did for the art form, what it do! Haters choke off of nut, hater ho's stick a baseball bat in your cunt. Fuck who disagrees.

  • robby v

    Ice Cube's "22 Jump Street" That's like saying Tyrese Gibson's "Fast and Furious". They star in it, but they're not the commanding roles in respective movies

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