Box Office: Russell Brand claims top 2 spots with 'Hop,' 'Arthur'

russell-brand-helen-mirren-bathtub.jpgThis weekend's Box Office results were generally disappointing across the board. Even Russell Brand's live-action comedy with Helen Mirren (twitpic'ed above) "Arthur," which came in at No. 2 (just behind his animated/live-action flick "Hop") debuted to lower-than-expected numbers.

It appears that movie-goers prefer to hear Brand's voice than see him in the flesh, as "Hop," in which he voices an Easter bunny, held onto the top spot. "Arthur's" first week in the box office earned it a mediocre at best $12.6 million.

Meanwhile, "Hanna" came in at No. 3 with just $12.3 million while the epic assassin adventure flick was expected to do better. "Soul Surfer" and "Your Highness" also opened new this weekend, but buzz failed to translate into dollars for those films, too.

The entirety of the Top 10 for the weekend is below. Did you hit the theater? What did you see?


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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