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'Hop' Leaps to Box Office Top

Ryan McVay/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- The Easter bunny bounced its way to the top of the box office this weekend.

Hop, the animated and live-action flick starring the voice of Russell Brand as a teen bunny beat predictions, pulling in an estimated $38.1 million. It's the second week in a row that a kids' movie reigned supreme. Last week, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules was on top. It fell to fourth at this week's box office.

Second place went to the Jake Gyllenhaal sci-fi thriller Source Code.

The horror film Insidious freaked its way to third place.

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'Hop,' 'Source Code,' 'Insidious' Hit Theaters Nationwide Friday

Comstock Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

-- Hop: In this live-action/animated film, Russell Brand voices the Easter Bunny's son, E.B., who pals around with a man who hit him with his car.  James Marsden, Kaley Cuoco and Hugh Laurie are also part of the cast.  Rated PG.

-- Source Code: Jake Gyllenhaal is a soldier involved in a government project dubbed the "Source Code," which allows him to take over another person's body to travel back in time.  He uses this skill to investigate a train bombing in Chicago.  Michelle Monaghan and Vera Farmiga also star.  Rated PG-13.

-- Insidious: A family moves into a home and discovers it's haunted...or is it their son who's haunted?  Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne and Barbara Hershey star in this thriller, from the creators of Saw and Paranormal Activity.  Rated PG-13.

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Movie Review: 'Source Code'

Vendome Pictures(NEW YORK) -- Source Code stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Colter Stevens, a fighter pilot who finds himself as the main cog in a top-secret government operation to figure out who blew up a Chicago commuter train.  How?  By sending Coulter back in time, sort of, onto the train and assuming the identity of one of the victims.  Back on the train, he has eight minutes to figure out who planted the bomb.  Like Groundhog Day, he gets to relive the scenario over and over again, until he figures it out.  Directed by Duncan Jones, son of rock legend David Bowie and who also directed Moon, Source Code is an intensely entertaining sci-fi thriller.

Four out of five stars.

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