Box Office: ‘Hop’ Leaps to Top Spot
Easter came a bit early at the movies this weekend, thanks to the live-action/animated movie ‘Hop’.
The film, which features the voice talent of comedian Russell Brand, vastly exceeded expectations at the box office with an impressive $38.2 million, marking the highest weekend debut of the year.
Coming in at a distant second was the Jake Gyllenhaal vehicle ‘Source Code’, about a soldier who continually tries to stop a bomb from exploding on a Chicago-bound train within eight minutes. That movie performed as expected, with $15.1 million.
In third place was the horror movie ‘Insidious’, which did surprisingly well, with $13.5 million. That number is especially impressive, considering the movie cost just $1 million to make.
Rounding out the top 5 this weekend were ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules’, with $10.2 million, and ‘Limitless’, with $9.4 million.