Easter Bunny hops to top of UK box office

Wed Apr 6, 2011 8:41am EDT
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LONDON (Reuters) - "Hop," the story of the Easter Bunny's teenage son in Hollywood, was Britain's most popular film over a quiet weekend for UK box offices, earning 1.39 million pounds ($2.27 million), according to Screen International on Wednesday.

The part-animated film with the voice of comedian Russell Brand pipped Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Monaghan who could only manage 1.30 million pounds with the debut of their action thriller "Source Code."

Last week's chart-toppers, Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro in the story of a writer with superhuman powers, "Limitless" were down to third.

"Sucker Punch," with Emily Browning as a young girl using her imagination to escape from a mental home, was new at four, just above the search for a lost emblem in Roman Britain, "The Eagle" which was down two places to five.

The animated 3D "A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures," slipped four places to six while Johnny Depp's Wild West chameleon movie "Rango" was down at seven from four.

Liam Neeson as a botanist in search of his own stolen identity in "Unknown" slipped three spots to eight.

Gang movie "Anuvahood" was down two at nine with Matthew McConaughey in "The Lincoln Lawyer" down one at 10.

($1=.6116 Pound)

<p>Cast member Russell Brand attends the premiere of the film "Hop" in Los Angeles March 27, 2011. REUTERS/Phil McCarten</p>