Rabbit punch: Hop’s tops with $38.1 million debut

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Dis­trib­u­tor Uni­ver­sal Pic­tures put all its Easter eggs in one bas­ket over the week­end — and lucked out.

Hop, its animated/live action hybrid release, grossed $38.1 mil­lion at its open­ing to lead the North Amer­i­can box office, Uni­ver­sal esti­mated Sun­day. This tied with the ani­mated fea­ture film Rango for the best movie debut so far this year.

It was greatly above ear­lier pro­jec­tions by indus­try ana­lysts, who had thought the movie would debut at around $25 million.

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