HOP led the way again on Tuesday, while the marketplace in general experienced a big increase over Monday.

‘HOP’ Hops Over $40 Million Mark

on April 06, 2011 by Daniel Garris

Universal's HOP topped the daily box office for a fifth straight day on Tuesday. The Easter themed family film from Illumination Entertainment grossed $2.63 million, which was up 16 percent from Monday. HOP experienced one of the day's smaller daily increases among wide releases, in part because its Monday gross wasn't as deflated as most others by the NCAA Basketball Championship game. HOP cleared the $40 million mark yesterday and has now grossed a better than expected $42.45 million in five days. That places HOP 1 percent ahead of the pace of Paramount's Rango at the same point in its run.

Source Code held steady in second place with $1.48 million. Summit's sci-fi thriller was up 35 percent over Monday, which represented one of the day's better daily holds. Clearly Source Code was affected more than most by the NCAA Championship game on Monday. Source Code has grossed $17.39 million through five days of release. That is towards the lower end of pre-release expectations and places the film 24 percent behind the recent five-day start of Relativity's Limitless.

Insidious grossed $1.17 million to remain in third. The first release from new distributor FilmDistrict was up just 11 percent from Monday. That was the day's poorest daily hold among wide releases, but Insidious is still holding up quite well for a PG-13 horror film nonetheless. With a five-day start of $15.48 million, Insidious is running 6 percent behind the pace of The Roommate.

Limitless continued to claim fourth with a daily take of $0.98 million. The PG-13 thriller was up a healthy 38 percent over Monday and down 32 percent from last Tuesday. Limitless has grossed a better than expected $57.20 million in 19 days and is set to zoom past the $60 million mark over the weekend.

The Lincoln Lawyer was up two spots and a massive 52 percent over Monday to round out Tuesday's top five. The Lionsgate release grossed $0.76 million and in the process surpassed the $40 million mark. With a 19-day total of $40.68 million, The Lincoln Lawyer has also exceeded pre-release expectations.

Tags: The Lincoln Lawyer, Limitless, Insidious, Source Code, HOP

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