Audiences headed back to school for the TV update "21 Jump Street," which opened as the No. 1 weekend movie with $35 million.
Sony's action comedy starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as cops going undercover as high school students took down the animated hit "Dr. Seuss' the Lorax," which had been the top flick the previous two weekends.
Studio estimates yesterday put Universal's "The Lorax" in second-place with $22.8 million, raising its domestic total to $158.4 million.
At No. 3, Disney's costly sci-fi flop "John Carter" dropped sharply in its second weekend.
With a huge summer season ahead that includes the superhero tales "The Avengers," ''The Amazing Spider-Man" and "The Dark Knight Rises," Hollywood has a strong shot at setting a revenue record this year.