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Russell Brand takes top 2 box office spots w/ 'Hop,' 'Arthur'

Russell Brand and Helen Mirren from a scene in the movie, 'Arthur.' (Photo courtesy of BenderSpink / Langley Park Productions / MBST / Warner Bros. Pictures)

April 10, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Russell Brand has taken over the top two spots at the weekend box office with films, "Hop" and "Arthur."

The animated comedy "Hop" enjoyed the No. 1 spot for the second weekend in a row with $21.7 million. "Arthur" came in at No. 2 with $12.6 million.

The Warner Bros. remake of Dudley Moore's 1981 romance stars Brand as a rich, drunken man-child who finally learns to grow up with the help of his butler, played by Helen Mirren.

Opening close behind at No. 3 with $12.3 million was Focus Features' "Hanna," the tale of a teenager trained as a killing machine that stars Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana and Saoirse Ronan.

"Soul Surfer" debuted at No. 4 with $11.1 million. The movie follows the true story of a surfer who lost an arm in a shark attack. Rounding out the top five was horror film, "Insidious," starring Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne.

1. "Hop," $21.7 million.

2. "Arthur," $12.6 million.

3. "Hanna," $12.3 million.

4. "Soul Surfer," $11.1 million.

5. "Insidious," $9.7 million.

6. "Your Highness," $9.5 million.

7. "Source Code," $9.1 million.

8. "Limitless," $5.7 million.

9. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules," $4.9 million.

10. "The Lincoln Lawyer," $4.6 million.

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