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Box office update: '22 Jump Street' in early lead with a huge $25 million Friday

Two very strong sequels – 22 Jump Street and How to Train Your Dragon 2 – are battling for a top spot at the weekend box office, but early indications put the bumbling cop comedy in the lead. Not surprisingly, the R-rated sequel starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum won the derby Friday night with estimates putting the film at $25 million for the day. Sony Pictures, who co-financed the film with MGM, is now predicting 22 Jump Street will gross $60 million for the weekend, putting it above other R-rated summer comedies like Ted ($54.4 million) and Sex in the City ($57 million.)

“This one feels really good,” says Sony’s distribution prez Rory Bruer of Jump Street when reached Saturday morning. “It’s our highest-tested R-rated comedy ever at our research screenings. Focus groups loved it — thought it was hilarious and funnier than the first. We’re going to end up being the second-highest R-rated comedy ever.”

Jump‘s numbers solidly beat out Dreamworks’ animated family film How to Train Your Dragon 2, which nabbed an estimated $18.5 million for the second slot Friday. But things could all turn around today, when families start mobilizing their troops to the dragon flick featuring voice talent from Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, and Gerard Butler.

Third place on Friday went to the three-hankie weeper The Fault in Our Stars, which continues its impressive run. The $12 million film based on the popular John Green novel nabbed an additional $6.4 million its second Friday in release, putting its total at $72.3 million.

Disney’s Maleficient is likely to take a tumble with so many young ones opting for Toothless the dragon in its opening weekend. But the reimagined Disney fairy tale starring Angelina Jolie earned an estimated $5.84 Friday, putting its gross at a solid $144.5 million.

Tom Cruise’s starring vehicle The Edge of Tomorrow is likely to suffer the worst in its second weekend. The film took in only $4.56 million on Friday, for a domestic total that now stands at $45 million.

Here’s the top 5:

1. 22 Jump Street — $25 million

2. How to Train Your Dragon 2 — $18.5 million

3. The Fault in Our Stars — $6.4 million

4. Maleficient — $5.8 million

5. The Edge of Tomorrow — $4.56 million

Check back Sunday morning for a more comprehensive report.

How well do Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort know each other? Let's find out! EXCLUSIVE

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After playing brother and sister in Divergent and soulmates in The Fault in Our Stars, it’s safe to say that Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort know each other pretty well. But how well? On the set of their photo shoot for EW’s current cover story, we decided to put these two to the test. READ FULL STORY

'The Fault in Our Stars': Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort talk Gus and Hazel's first meeting -- EXCLUSIVE

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Can’t wait till June 6th and to see The Fault in Our Stars? Check out this clip below: You’ll see a bit of the early chemistry between Hazel (Shailene Woodley) and Augustus (Ansel Elgort) as they meet for the first time outside a teenage cancer support group. Fans of the John Green bestseller will remember that Augustus Waters like to carry around an unlit cigarette as a metaphor — here, you’ll see as he tries to explain why.

On the set of the Entertainment Weekly photo shoot for this week’s cover story, Woodley and Elgort talk about how this key poignant scene sets the tone for the movie. Check it out below!

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Nat Wolff cast as Isaac in 'The Fault in Our Stars' -- EXCLUSIVE

 The Fault in Our Stars has found its Isaac! EW has learned exclusively that Nat Wolff, seen most recently in Stuck in Love (with Fault director Josh Boone) and Admission, has been cast in the adaptation of the best-selling John Green novel.

Wolff’s role is a pivotal one: Isaac is a close friend of Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort) and is responsible for bringing him to the teenage cancer support group where Augustus and Hazel Grace (Shailene Woodley) first meet.

Woodley and Elgort just finished worked on the recently wrapped Divergent and will have only a short break before beginning production on The Fault in Our Stars next month in Pittsburgh.

Shailene Woodley on Tris in 'Divergent': 'She's not Katniss'

Shailene Woodley is well on her way to the top of Hollywood’s A-list: the actress, 21, has already completed work for The Amazing Spider-Man franchise (for more on what’s happening with that, click here) and snagged the lead in the eagerly awaited adaptation of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars. However, she tells EW, she almost didn’t take on the role of heroine Tris Prior in Divergent. “My agents were like, ‘Are you f—ing crazy?’ But I said if this movie is successful, things will change and I don’t want that.”  READ FULL STORY

Ansel Elgort offered lead in 'The Fault in Our Stars' opposite Shailene Woodley -- EXCLUSIVE

Hazel has found her Gus!

Ansel Elgort has been offered the role of Augustus Waters—the male lead opposite Shailene Woodley—in the eagerly anticipated adaptation of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, directed by Josh Boone. Green’s beloved, best-selling book is a love story that is equal parts funny, sweet, and heartbreaking in its telling of Hazel and Gus, two teens who meet in a cancer support group. (EW had it on the Best Fiction of 2012 list)

“Ansel is whip-smart and uber-charismatic and everything I dreamed for Augustus Waters,” John Green tells EW in an exclusive statement. “I am by nature a cautious pessimist, but I’ll just say it: Now that we have Shailene and Ansel, I am completely, unreservedly psyched about this movie.”
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