Box office: “Hop” dominates Friday with $11.4 mil

Sunday, Apr 3, 2011

The Easter Bunny, as Hop surpassed industry expectations and grossed $11.4 million on Friday, according to early estimates. Universal’s $63 million family comedy, about the Easter Bunny’s rebellious teenage son, is on pace for a $38 million opening weekend, which would give it the fifth best April debut ever. The PG movie was produced by Illumination Entertainment, whose first film, last summer’s Despicable Me, also exceeded expectations by earning $56.4 million it’s first weekend.

1. Hop — $11.4 mil
2. Source Code — $5.0 mil
3. Insidious — $4.8 mil
4. Limitless — $3.0 mil
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules — $2.8 mil