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‘Hop’ Jumps to Box Office Number One Spot, Beats ‘Source Code’

Written on April 04, 2011 by R. Depp

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The Easter bunny is king of the movie theaters this week, as “Hop” leaps to number one spot in the box office.

The family comedy “” which stars , conquered the No. 1 spot in the box office, with $38.1 million, Sunday. Brand gave voice to the movie’s lead, a reluctant new Easter bunny.

Released by , “Hop” exceeded the expectations of movie analysts, who predicted the movie to debut with at least $25 million.

Meanwhile, ’s action thriller starring , “” debuted at No. 2 with $15.1 million. The haunted-house tale “Insidious”, a Film District release featuring Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne, opened at No. 3 with $13.5 million.

“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules,” the previous weekend’s top flick, fell to No. 4 with $10.2 million.

Below is an estimate of ticket sales by .com, for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters. The final figures will be released on Monday.

1. “Hop,” $38.1 million.

2. “Source Code,” $15.1 million.

3. “Insidious,” $13.5 million.

4. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules,” $10.2 million.

5. “Limitless,” $9.4 million.

6. “The Lincoln Lawyer,” $7.1 million.

7. “Sucker Punch,” $6.1 million.

8. “Rango,” $4.6 million.

9. “Paul,” $4.3 million.

10. “Battle: Los Angeles,” $3.5 million

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