Top Movies at Weekend Box Office

Some moviegoers decided to celebrate the gorgeous weather last weekend by heading to the theaters.

Last weekend’s top grossing movies were:

This Week Last Week Title Weekend Gross Cumulative
1 - Rio $40,000,000 $40,000,000
2 - Scream 4 $19,279,000 $19,279,000
3 1 Hop $11,166,760 $82,609,160
4 4 Soul Surfer $7,400,000 $19,997,000
5 2 Hanna $7,326,624 $23,326,676
6 3 Arthur $6,940,000 $22,348,000
7 5 Insidious $6,856,554 $35,982,822
8 7 Source Code $6,300,000 $36,989,522
9 - Conspirator $3,924,000 $3,924,000
10 6 Your Highness $3,894,660 $15,952,425

(numbers taken from Yahoo! Movies)

1. Rio (20th Century Fox Dist.)came in first, the story of a misplaced Macaw who travels to Rio to find the last of his kind only to be faced with a test of true friendship and courage.

2. Second was Scream 4, the fourth installment of the legendary slasher-film franchise. After 10 years Sydney Prescott (Neve Campbell) returns to Woodsboro only to be faced by a new Ghostface Killer, who has his sights set on a slew of new victims.

3. Coming in at number three was Hop (Universal Pictures ), an movie that blends live action with animation about the Easter Bunny and heir to his title, his reluctant son E.B. who shuns the position and instead leaves to pursue his dream of becoming a drummer in a rock band.

4. Soul Surfer (Enticing Entertainment, TriStar Pictures, FilmDistrict) was fourth. An inspiring tale about a teenage surfer’s courage and will to persevere after a shark attack.

5. The assassin-thriller Hanna (Focus Features) came in fifth. Hanna has been trained since birth to be a perfect killing machine. At age sixteen, her father sends her on a mission across Europe while evading agents dispatched to kill her. During this she discovers more about her identity and the true nature of her destiny.

6. Arthur (Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution), the Russel Brand-led remake of the 1981 comedy, came in sixth this weekend. Russell Brand plays Arthur, an affable, albeit irresponsible playboy is faced with a quite a conundrum–either ensure his lavish lifestyle and choose an arranged marriage or pursue the woman he loves and lose his fortune.

7. Insidious (FilmDistrict), another horror film, was seventh this weekend. A family moves into a new house only to be plagued by supernatural activities. After the son succumbs to a demonic possession, the family move again, only to find that it wasn’t the house that was haunted.

8. Source Code (Summit Entertainment, LLC ) was eighth this weekend, a science fiction-thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Captain Colter Stevens. Stevens wakes up to discover that he is in another man’s body, and part of a secret government experiment called the “Source Code,” which allows him to cross over into another man’s body in the last eight minutes of his life.

9. Number nine was The Conspirator, a film directed by legendary actor Robert Redford. After the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill the President, Vice President, and Secretary of State. The film follows the trial of the only woman accused, Mary Suratt and she pleads her innocence, aided by the intrepid young lawyer Fredrick Aiken.

10. Rounding off this weekend’s top ten was Your Highness (Universal Pictures). Chivalry and bravery are some of the attributes that people associate with knights, this is not the case for Thadeous, the delinquent younger brother of the dashing Fabious, who is the valiant knight incarnate. But when Fabious’ virginal bride to be is kidnapped, the king commands Thadeous aids his brother on his quest to rescue her. The brothers face mythical beasts and a perilous terrain and meet a mysterious female warrior, Isabel, who joins them on their adventure.

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