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‘Hop’ skips and jumps to No. 1 at box office

Animated movie “Hop,” about a music-loving teenage rabbit, jumped to the top of box-office charts with $38 million in North American ticket sales, according to studio estimates yesterday.

Animated movie “Hop,” about a music-loving teenage rabbit, jumped to the top of box-office charts with $38 million in North American ticket sales, according to studio estimates yesterday.

The movie, in which comedian Russell Brand voices a young rabbit who will one day become the Easter Bunny, easily outdistanced the No. 2 film, thriller “Source Code,” which collected $15 million. Rounding out the top three was “Insidious” with $13.5 million. All three movies were in their first weekends in theaters.

The rundown

The weekend’s top five:

1 ‘Hop’ $38.1 million

2 ‘Source Code’ $15.1 million

3 ‘Insidious’ $13.5 million

4 ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules’ $10.2 million

5 ‘Limitless’ $9.4 million

 
 
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