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A summer of sequels sees the box office 'Jump'

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22 Jump Street

Buddy cop comedy ’22 Jump Street’ took $60 million (44 million euro) in its opening weekend, topping the North American box office.

The sequel to the 2012 hit ’21 Jump Street’, sees Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum reprise their roles as bumbling detectives.

Rob Riggle returns to his role as the foul-mouthed coach. He explained what attracted him to the film.

“The story was great. It was such a great twist on, you know, the stud and the nerd going back to high school and how it’s all flipped on its head,” he said.

“There was just a great twist in there. A lot of really funny moments. And the directors, Chris Miller and Phil Lord, are just two of the sharpest guys. Funny. Everything they touch right now is turning to gold because they are ahead of the curve, I think.”

This time, Hill and Tatum’s characters are sent undercover to college to expose a drug ring.

Big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don’t have to just crack the case, they have to work out whether they can have a mature relationship.

But who knows? College may be the best thing that ever happened to them.

‘22 Jump Street’, is out in European cinemas from June 19.

Think Like A Man Too

Another comedy sequel to hit cinemas soon is ‘Think Like a Man Too’

Inspired by Steve Harvey’s best-selling book ‘Act Like a Lady, Think Like A Man’, the highly-anticipated sequel sees all the couples return for a wedding in Las Vegas.

But plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations, which threaten to derail the big event.

Actress Taraji P.Henson makes a return in the role of Lauren. She and the rest of the cast attended the film’s LA premiere earlier this month.

“The first movie it was just about the couples. The isolated couples and the boys knew each other,” she said. The beautiful thing about the movie is you get to see the girls.”

‘Think Like a Man Too’ will be out in Europe from August.