BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘Hop’'s Easter Basket Overflows with $38 Million

The bunny movie beats ‘Source Code’ and ‘Insidious’ by a long shot at the weekend box office.
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BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘Hop’'s Easter Basket Overflows with $38 Million

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

1
$38.1 millionHop
70%
Users
40 reviews
26%
Tomatoes
138 reviews
2
$15.1 millionSource Code
94%
Users
145 reviews
91%
Tomatoes
241 reviews
3
$13.5 millionInsidious
93%
Users
149 reviews
66%
Tomatoes
168 reviews
5
$9.4 millionLimitless
98%
Users
136 reviews
70%
Tomatoes
191 reviews
6
$7.1 millionThe Lincoln Lawyer
99%
Users
68 reviews
83%
Tomatoes
170 reviews
7
$6.1 millionSucker Punch
56%
Users
212 reviews
23%
Tomatoes
206 reviews
8
$4.6 millionRango
89%
Users
135 reviews
88%
Tomatoes
216 reviews
9
$4.3 millionPaul
94%
Users
102 reviews
72%
Tomatoes
198 reviews

Hop was the big winner at the weekend box office with an almost stunning $38 million take placing it well above industry expectations. Unsurprisingly, the crowd was mostly families and kids under 12. But the parents on my Facebook and Twitter feeds who dared venture out to take in this kid flick were almost universally underwhelmed by it. The kids liked it though, so that's something. It also had the biggest opening weekend of any movie this year. Easter comes early!

Jake Gyllenhaal didn't embarrass himself with the strong, it not wildly impressive, $15 million box office for Source Code. This should mean they'll make their money back (it only cost about $32 million to make) but it continues to cast doubt on Jake's ability to open a movie above the $20 million mark which usually denotes a major "movie star". That's OK. We still like him and its glowing reviews should mean it'll play well in the next few weeks like The Lincoln Lawyer and Limitless, two other "adult movies" that have been money makers these past few weeks.

Insidious also did boffo box office, taking in over $13 million, above its expected $10 million. Horror movies don't tend to have the staying power of other sorts since their audiences tend to be aficionados of attending on opening weekend. But since it cost a paltry $1.5 million to produce, the film is already a big win and well into the black.

Sucker Punch continues to flop claiming the biggest percentage drop off of the previous weekend (-68%). Ha! That makes me laugh for some reason.

For those following The King's Speech with its new, freshly-scrubbed PG-13 rating, the movie did an OK $1.2 million which was good enough for 14th place on the list. I mean, if you haven't seen it by now, just wait until it's on DVD.

Source Code was released April 1st, 2011.

Limitless was released March 18th, 2011.

Hop was released April 1st, 2011.

Sucker Punch was released March 25th, 2011.

The King's Speech was released November 26th, 2010.

Sources: David Ozanich

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  • xybernetic • 4 years ago

    @geof36 I f*cking agree

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    • geof36 • 4 years ago

      Poor Sucker Punch:/ It deserved so much better.

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      • messenger • 4 years ago

        Wow, I saw ONE trailer for Hop and that was it. I'm surprised it made the top 5. It just goes to show, you never know what will be a hit.

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        • johnnyblazetb82 • 4 years ago

          Is it jus me or are these releases making summer take THAT much longer to get here with the blockbusters?

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          • diaigma • 4 years ago

            You gotta be "kidding" me . . . : /

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            • Monkey-iron • 4 years ago

              I knew this will happen

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              • moviegeek • 4 years ago

                Wow! Hop really is another Alvin and the Chipmunks surprise. Source Code will hold up extremely well in the coming weeks.

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                • skywise • 4 years ago

                  Wow i had no idea Hop would do so well. But then again, it does have Cyclopse!

                  @xybernetic ya Snyder really turned himself into a punching bag yet again.

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                  • xybernetic • 4 years ago

                    it seems as if everyone just conspired against Sucker Punch I mean come on maybe the story was a bit confusing for most but its action sequences,amazing visuals and hot babes should've taken the film a bit further.

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                    • 2movieguys • 4 years ago

                      Loved "Source Code"...I was surprised by it ... A- for me!!

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                      • cripple • 4 years ago

                        Source Code was awesome. Hopefully word of mouth will help it.

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                        • bawnian-dexeus • 4 years ago

                          O_O

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                          • jonspidey07 • 4 years ago

                            figured as much for this weekend

                            damn kids....

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                            • dark-env • 4 years ago

                              Not too bad for Source Code but I think it deserves to do much better. Sadly I knew Hop would get the top spot. It has the kid theme and they advertised as from the creators of Desp*cable Me which says something to people. I'm curious about seeing Insidious, might go check it out.

                              @ChiRep-1 Yeah Source Code was really good, I encourage people to go and see it as well.

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                              • cupid • 4 years ago

                                WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                                • justhim-sir • 4 years ago

                                  yeah Sucker punch was a musical dolled up action movie with little to none emotion to it, hell I barely kept my eyes open. I felt nothing for the film wait till dvd or cable to see it.

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                                  • ChiRep-1 • 4 years ago

                                    Damn, I really thought Source Code would upset Hop on this one. Go see Source Code people its a great movie!

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                                    • ejk1 • 4 years ago

                                      Not surprising, really, just an Easter themed movie taking in huge money a few weeks before Easter.

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                                      • thedude1 • 4 years ago

                                        Insidious was great. Glad to see it has already made profit in only 3 days. Now how many movies can say that?

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                                        • narrator • 4 years ago

                                          What's with the shortened length, and somewhat odd writing? New writer, or new tricks?

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