Hop Tops Weekend Box Office


The ComingSoon.net Box Office Report has been updated with studio estimates for the weekend. Click here for the full box office estimates of the top 12 films and then check back on Monday for the final figures based on actual box office.

Universal Pictures’ Hop opened in first place to a better-than-expected $38.19 million from 3,579 theaters. The Tim Hill-directed film, starring James Marsden and the voice of Russell Brand, cost $63 million to produce and was expected to open in the $25 million range. If the estimate holds, the family film will be the biggest opening of the year so far, surpassing Rango‘s $38.08 million early last month.

Summit’s Source Code came in at No. 2 with $15.1 million from 2,961 theaters. Directed by Duncan Jones and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright, the thriller cost $32 million to make.

James Wan and Leigh Whannell’s Insidious opened to an impressive $13.5 million in 2,408 theaters considering the budget for the horror film was less than $1.5 million. The movie is distributor FilmDistrict’s first release.

Fox sequel Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules dropped 57% in ticket sales and from first to fourth with $10.2 million. The movie has earned $38.4 million so far.

Relativity Media’s Limitless rounded out the top five, adding $9.4 million for a three-week total of $55.6 million, while Lionsgate’s The Lincoln Lawyer made $7.1 million in sixth, bringing its three-week total to $39.6 million.

In its second weekend, Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch suffered a 68% drop and moved down to seventh place with $6.1 million. The action fantasy has earned just $29.9 million so far.

Paramount’s Rango added another $4.6 million its fifth week and has reached $113.1 million domestically.

Click here for the full box office results of the top 12 films.