Sony's 21 Jump Street grossed $3.61 million on Monday to lead the daily box office for a fourth consecutive day. The R-rated action comedy starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum fell 64 percent from Sunday and is in great shape to perform well throughout the rest of the midweek. The film continues to outpace expectations with a $39.91 million four-day start and will zoom past the $40 million mark today. 21 Jump Street is currently running 10 percent behind the four-day start of this year's The Vow and 12 percent ahead of the pace of 2007's Blades of Glory.
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax placed in second with $1.45 million. Universal's blockbuster 3D computer animated film fell 77 percent from Sunday and 58 percent from last Monday, a sure sign that last week's Spring Break inflated midweek grosses are coming back down to Earth this week. The Lorax has grossed $159.84 million in 18 days, placing it 35 percent ahead of the pace of 2008's Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears A Who! (The Lorax has already surpassed the final domestic gross of Horton Hears A Who!).
John Carter took third place on Monday with $1.09 million. Disney's extremely expensive 3D sci-fi action film was down 72 percent from Sunday and down 57 percent from last Monday. After an already underwhelming opening week performance, John Carter is losing major momentum in its second week of release. The film has grossed a disappointing $54.32 million in eleven days, which places it 14 percent behind the pace of 2008's 10,000 B.C.
In limited release, Lionsgate's Casa de mi Padre grossed $161,092 to rank in twelfth place among all films on Monday. The low budget Spanish language comedy starring Will Ferrell was down 78 percent from Sunday, as is appears to be much more of a weekend film. Casa de mi Padre has grossed $2.45 million in four days from just 382 locations.