'Hop' Keeps Ruling Box Office in Second Weekend




Russell Brands' animated film still maintains the first rank, leaving his other new film 'Arthur' on the second place.

"Hop" is keeping the grip on the top rank of North American box office. The Easter-themed movie obtains $21.3 million, or sliding 43.3% from last week's revenue. Regardless, the animated film grosses total of $67.7 million.

Newly-released "Arthur", Russell Brand's other film beside "Hop", scores the second rank. Reportedly budgeted around $40 million, the Warner Bros. Pictures film gains $12.2 million in its ticket sales from 3,276 theaters.

"Hanna" has a surprising moment by landing on number three on this weekend's chart. The action film, which features Saoirse Ronan as a young assassin who is trained by Eric Bana, collects $12.4 million.

In the meantime, "Soul Surfer" debuts on the fourth rank. Allegedly costing $18 million to produce, the Bethany Hamilton biopic earns $10.6 million from 2,214 theaters, and receives an A+ rank from CinemaScore. On the fifth place is "Insidious", which opened at number 3 last week. The horror movie grosses 9.4 million, or drops 29.4% from last week's cume.

Top Ten Movies at Box Office for April 8-10:

  1. "Hop" - $21.3 million
  2. *"Hanna" - $12.4 million
  3. "Arthur" - $12.2 million
  4. "Soul Surfer" - $10.6 million
  5. "Insidious" - $9.4 million
  6. "Your Highness" - $9.4 million
  7. "Source Code" - $8.6 million
  8. "Limitless" - $5.5 million
  9. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules" - $4.7 million
  10. "The Lincoln Lawyer" - $4.3 million
*UPDATE (Apr. 11, 2011): When the final figures came out on Monday, April 11, it was revealed that "Arthur" grossed less than "Hanna". Thus, the comedy landed on number three, while the action thriller secured the second place.

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