'Hop' tops weekend box office

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Actor Russell Brand arrives at the premiere of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's 'HOP' at CityWalk on March 27, 2011 in Universal City, California.

An animated Easter bunny wins the box office race this weekend.

“Hop” jumps to the top of the box office. The combination computer-animated/live-action family comedy features the voice of Russell Brand as the reluctant new Easter bunny taking refuge with an adult slacker. It arrives with a bigger basket of box office dollars than expected, debuting with more than $38 million.

All three top movies this weekend are new releases. The terror action thriller "Source Code" stars Jake Gyllenhaal and opens second with more than $15 million. The haunted house tale "Insidious" creeps out with more than $13 million.

The top movie last weekend "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules” is number four this weekend. It brought more than $10 million. And the sci-fi thriller "Limitless" is number five with more than $9 million.

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