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Lawrence Napoli

Box office weekly roundup ending 4/3/11


Weekly Roundup Ending 4/3/11

picGreetings! Welcome to this week’s quick glance at box office activity for the cinema.  This short segment will review weekend earnings as well as gross totals and give the reader a broader picture for films that are trending in both positive and negative directions. will be the source for all numbers shown here.

Top 5 this past weekend:

  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

With Spring right around the corner and Easter not too far behind, is anyone really surprised that Hop has taken the lead?  Of course, children’s films (even seasonal ones) not named Toy Story have a propensity to tale off before a brief resurgence during the week of school vacations and/or holidays. 

picTop 5 cumulative box office for 2011:

1. Rango - $113.8 million

2. Battle: LA - $78.5 million

3. Limitless - $55.6 million

4. The Lincoln Lawyer - $39.6 million

5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules - $38.4 million

It’s not a surprise that the film with the biggest hype entering the first quarter of this year happens to be the box office leader for cumulative gross.  Rango continues to have more screenings per week than films released some time afterwards such as the disappointing Red Riding Hood ($32 million gross).  It looks like the aliens that invaded LA will not catch Johnny Depp’s creature feature, but with summer blockbusters releasing in about a month the $100 - $150 million dollar gross range will be considered chump change in comparison.