Box Office Review: ‘Hop’ hops into first place

Box office estimates for the weekend of April 1 – 3

Rank. Movie Title – Weekend Gross | Theaters | Total Gross | Week # … [The Scorecard Review final score]

1. Hop – $38,118,000 I 3,579 I $38,118,000 I 1 …[TSR 3/10]
2. Source Code – $15,053,000 I 2,961 I $15,053,000 I 1…[TSR 7/10]
3. Insidious – $13,496,000 I 2,408 I $13,496,000 I 1 …[TSR 5/10]
4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules – $10,200,000 I 3,169 I $38,355,000 I 2 …[TSR 2/10]
5. Limitless – $9,402,000 I 2,838 I $55,604,000 I 3 …[TSR 8/10]


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Russell Brand and James Marsden proved that their movie had some serious legs in its opening weekend. Not only did it claim the number one spot, but it managed to make over twice the amount of money than the second place movie on this week’s top five.

Source Code managed to muster up a modest amount in its opening weekend, but the Jake Gyllenhaal sci-fi/thriller doesn’t seem to pack the punch at the box office that I’m sure studio execs were hoping it would.

Insidious had a couple more surprises in its opening weekend than it did in the actual movie. Allen wasn’t nuts about the PG-13 scare fest, but that didn’t stop audiences from bringing it in at number three in our top five.

Rodrick fell down to fourth in its second weekend. That’s normally a bad sign for a movie, but given the onslaught of new releases, I’m not sure if that’s an indication of the movie’s quality. Then again, a 2/10 doesn’t inspire much confidence. This may be the last we see of Rodrick.

Limitless is starting to look like it’s seen better days and with a whole host of new contenders, it seems reasonable to think that the Bradley Copper flick’s position on our top five, rounding out the bottom, might mean it’s time to say goodbye.


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