There’s nothing like seeing a hilarious comedy with a packed audience in a movie theater. At least that’s what the producers of 22 Jump Street are banking on.
The buddy cop sequel starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum is returning to theaters on Friday, October 24, right before the movie will be available for home viewing.
Rory Bruer, president of worldwide distribution for Sony Pictures, said in a statement, “Clearly, audiences fell in love with these characters two years ago and this summer they showed the strong appetite for more adventures with the hilarious pairing of Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum.” He added, “There’s nothing like laughing out loud in a packed theater, so before the movie becomes available to own, we wanted to give moviegoers the chance to relive the experience on the big screen.”
— 22 Jump Street (@JumpStMovies) October 19, 2014
The sequel to 2012’s 21 Jump Street, an adaptation of the television series which introduced the world to Johnny Depp, features officers Schmidt (Hill) and Jenko (Tatum). The mismatched pair go deep undercover at a local college in order to find the supplier of a drug called “WHYPHY” (Work Hard Yes Play Hard Yes.) The screenplay was written by Michael Bacall, Oren Uziel, and Rodney Rothman, from a story by Michael Bacall and Jonah Hill. The film was produced by Neal H. Moritz, Jonah Hill, and Channing Tatum. It was directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
22 Jump Street earned $327 million globally with a domestic box office of $191 million, since its release in June. It was the top-grossing comedy of 2014.
If you decide to skip the theater, the movie will be available on Digital HD on October 28 and on Blu-ray and DVD on November 18.