No charming millionaire or genius teen assassin was able to bring Hop down from its No. 1 spot. Last weekend the kid film surprised us all with its high gross ($38 million); despite grossing a lot less ($21.6 million) than last weekend, newcomers Arthur and Hanna were no match for Hop. A surprise to us was how poorly the highly anticipated comedy Your Highness did at the box office. It seems like audiences didn’t care to see a James Franco/Danny McBride reunion, nor Natalie Portman shooting arrows. The biopic Soul Surfer had more tickets sales, and landed at No. 4. Shocked? Us too.

Take a look at this weekend’s surprising numbers…

  1. Hop | Last Week #1 | Universal | Weekend Gross $21,696,000 | Average Per Theater $6,000 | Total Gross $68,152,000 | Film’s Budget – $63 | Week 2
  2. Arthur  | NEW | Warner Brothers| Weekend Gross $12,605,000 | Average Per Theater $3,848 | Total Gross $12,605,000 | Film’s Budget – N/A | Week 1
  3. Hanna   | NEW | Focus Features | Weekend Gross $12,323,000 | Average Per Theater $4,861 | Total Gross $12,3232,000 | Film’s Budget – N/A | Week 1
  4. Soul Surfer  | NEW | TriStar| Weekend Gross $11,100,000 | Average Per Theater $5,014 | Total Gross $11,100,000 | Film’s Budget – N/A | Week 1
  5. Insidious  | Last Week #3 | Film District | Weekend Gross $9,740,000 | Average Per Theater $4,026 | $27,097,000 | Film’s Budget – $1.5 | Week 2
  6. Your Highness | NEW | Universal | Weekend Gross $9,520,000 | Average Per Theater $3,438 | Total Gross $9,520,000 | Film’s Budget – 49.9 | Week 1
  7. Source Code  | Last Week #2 | Summit Entertainment| Weekend Gross $9,050,000 | Average Per Theater $3,046 | Total Gross $28,619,000 | Film’s Budget – $32 | Week 2
  8. Limitless | Last Week #5 | Relativity | Weekend Gross $5,692,000 | Average Per Theater $2,144 | Total Gross $64,380,000 | Film’s Budget – $27 | Week 4
  9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules | Last Week #4 | Fox | Weekend Gross $4,885,000 | Average Per Theater $1,696 | Total Gross $45,462,000 | Film’s Budget – $21 | Week 3
  10. The Lincoln Lawyer | Last Week #6 | Lionsgate | Weekend Gross $4,600,000 | Average Per Theater $1,901 | Total Gross $46,455,000 | Film’s Budget – $40 | Week 4

Despite the low ticket sales of Hanna, it’s really good to see such a unique film do relatively well during a weekend that comedies like Arthur and Your Highness also hit theaters. That’s one film you don’t want to miss in the big screen.

What did you watch this weekend?