Hannah took first place away from HOP on Monday.

‘Hanna’ Leaps Over ‘HOP’ on Monday

on April 12, 2011 by Daniel Garris

Hanna grossed $0.97 million on Monday to lead the daily box office for the first time. The Focus release starring Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana and Cate Blanchett fell 69 percent from Sunday's performance. Thanks in part to good reviews and healthy early word of mouth, Hanna is holding up quite nicely thus far. The film is exceeding expectations with a solid $13.34 million through four days of release and is already looking like it will hold up better than most against Scream 4 and Rio this coming weekend.

Universal's HOP fell 85 percent and one spot from Sunday to take second place with $0.90 million. Yesterday marked the first time that the Easter themed family film didn't lead the daily box office. HOP was down a steep 60 percent from last Monday, a sure sign that the film is set to take a big hit from Rio on Friday. With that said, HOP continues to outpace expectations with $68.66 million through eleven days of release. HOP is currently running 3 percent behind Rango at the same point in its run.

Warner's Arthur claimed third place with $0.81 million. The comedy remake starring Russell Brand, Helen Mirren and Jennifer Garner fell 70 percent from Sunday. Arthur has grossed $13.03 million through four days, which is underwhelming, especially given its location count and advertising campaign. Arthur is currently running 35 percent behind the pace of last year's Get Him to the Greek. With poor reviews and mixed early word of mouth, it is appearing likely that Arthur will fade away quickly.

Your Highness finished in fourth place with $0.75 million. Universal's R-rated comedy was down 66 percent from Sunday. That represented one of the day's stronger holds among wide releases, though it should be noted that it is commonplace for R-rated comedies to hold up well on their first Monday. Your Highness is performing below expectations with a four-day start of $10.11 million. That places the film 28 percent behind the pace of Paul at the same point in its run.

Insidious continued to hold up well on Monday to round out the day's top five. The horror film from FilmDistrict grossed $0.61 million, which was down 69 percent from Sunday and down a very respectable 41 percent from last Monday. Insidious has grossed $27.34 million through eleven days. Given the aid of its PG-13 rating, it will be interesting to see if Insidious will be able to co-exist with Scream 4.

Tags: Your Highness, Arthur, HOP, Hanna, Insidious

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