Russell Brand dominates the North America charts as Hop stayed top on $21.7m for $68.2m after two weekends for Universal and Warner Bros’ new release of its Arthur remake opened in second on $12.6m for a rare one-two punch.
Focus Features’ well reviewed action thriller Hanna starring Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett and Eric Bana opened in third on $12.3m while TriStar / FilmDistrict’s family drama Soul Surferopened in fourth place on $11.,1m.
Fledgling distributor FilmDistrict has released its first two films in the past two weekends and both rank in the top ten: horror release Insidious in fifth place added $9.7m for $27.1m.
Universal’s stoner comedy Your Highness with Natalie Portman, James Franco and Danny McBride arrived in sixth place on $9.5m.
Rio, Fox’s international hit Rio from Blue Sky Studio, opens next weekend, as does TWC / Dimension’s Scream 4.
Estimated Top 10 North America Apr 8-10, 2010
Film (Dist) / Est wkd gross / Est total to date
1 (1) Hop (Universal) UPI $21.7m $68.2m
2 (-) Arthur (Warner Bros) WBPI $12.6m
3 (-) Hanna (Focus Features) FFI $12.3m –
4 (-) Soul Surfer (TriStar / FilmDistrict) QED Int’l $11.1m —
5 (3) Insidious (FilmDistrict) IM Global $9.7m $27.1m
6 (-) Your Highness (Universal) UPI $9.5m —
7 (2) Source Code (Summit) Summit Int’l $9.1m $28.6m
8 (5) Limitless (Relativity) Lionsgate $5.7m $64.4m
9 (4) Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (Fox) Fox Int’l $4.9m $45.5m
10 (6) The Lincoln Lawyer (Lionsgate) Lakeshore Int’l $4.6m $46.5m