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'Hop' Tops Box Office; 'Arthur' Takes Second Place

'Hop' Tops Box Office; 'Arthur' Takes Second Place

Russell Brand has topped himself at the box office this weekend!

Hop, featuring Russell‘s voice, took the top spot at this weekend’s box office for the second week in a row with an estimated $21.7 million, according to Variety.

Russell‘s new comedy Arthur took second place with $12.6 million followed closely behind by the thriller Hanna with $12.3 million.

Rounding out the top five were Soul Surfer with $11.1 million and Insidious with $9.7 million.

Natalie Portman and James Franco‘s new flick Your Highness just missed the top five with an estimated $9.5 million.

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36 Comments

# 1

Natalie is becoming box office poison…

I’m glad for Jennifer Garner … she finally have hit film :)

# 2

i don’t like russell brand, idk why

# 5

How’s care about new box office, movie :@

# 6

Kaz simply Amaazingg !!!!!!!! why are u still here?

# 7

Haha at Your Highness’ numbers. I would like to say that people read the reviews, but Arthur got second place.

# 8

that guy is annoying….the thing is the audience are largely kids so anyone who makes a cmedy geared at a certain age group will be on top of the box office..otherwise try making a RUSSEL movie and see how many people will show up…

# 9

@blah: jens movie made 12 million at the box office…. that is less than most a listers make for their movies…. arthur was terrible; by no means as good as the first

How is Arthur a hit it made $12,605,000 on its first weekend and cost $40,000,000 to make 9 out 10 it’s only going to go down from there, most movies make the most in its first weekend. Next week Decisions, Rio and Scream 4 are coming out and no way is Arthur going to come close to 2 or 3 place my guess is that it’s will break even or come close when it’s releases worldwide.

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wow you can tell it’s a slow movie period when these duds are the winners and poor Jake has another bomb at the box!

IDGAF I love Russell.

More like Kaz simply a loser!

He’s kissing his wife without make-up.

This week im go to meet adam at the signing im just sitting with him

Franco box office poison…bombs away

I find Russell Brand funny for about 2 minutes, then I just want to mute him because his voice attacks my spine!

it’s a shame Source Code will be labeled as another Jake Gyllenhaal box office bomb when it’s actually quite a good film. I think people were turned off by the vagueness of the trailer.

What the hell happened to Source Code???

i wonder if source code would have done better with different actors?

@IMMEGANFOX: You seem to forget that Natalie Portman was in the movie too. Her Oscar didn’t help then???? Will this affect Thor, I hope not.

Seriously, one of the factors might have been that James Franco quit Twitter and Facebook that wasn’t cool. He built up such a strong fanbase in a very short period of time and just left without no warning and it paid in supporting him with this movie. Need to respect your fanbase always.

Nothing to do with the Oscars, everyone knows the Oscars generally is very boring so all is forgotten and he tried his best (don’t no what the problem was). James has so much projects going on, I’m sure he’s not even going to realize that this didn’t do that well (and not because his high, he’s probably thinking next).

It’s actually not a bomb if you think of the target audience, it should have opened a week before or after Arthur. It depends how much it was to make. They will get their money back overseas as they have better sense of humor, sorry but true and through DVD sales etc.

I can’t believe Russell Brand is No. 1 and 2 in the box office just shocking above Natalie Portman and James Franco (just madness)??? Russell Brand is not funny at the best of times and he’s No. 1 and 2, I think I need a drink.

Jake G always bombs… he needs to go away….

I n F a m o u s l y C o o L @ 04/10/2011 at 8:53 pm

…c’mon, who actually thought Your Highness was going to make a lot of money?!? natalie portman needs to raise her standards.

Source Code didn’t bomb it all ready made a little over its Production Budget: wich was $32 million and it made $34,319,000 and it’s not done releasing Worldwide

‘Hanna’ was really good! That young actress is AMAZING!

Love-Love Russell Brand. Congrats on two top movies this week end.

@rea: It made 15 mil last weekend and isn’t even listed here so how could it be up to 34 mil?

Black Swan was an overrated Showgirls but with ballerinas. Ms. Hershlag She got her undeserved Oscar for being pregnant and taking credit for the work that her body double did. Plus she’s Jewish.

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