Universal's kid-oriented "Hop" was no April Fool; the live-action/CGI film grossed an impressive $11.4 million on Friday, for the number one spot at the box office.

"Hop" looks likely to earn just under $40 million for the weekend.

Summit Entertainment sci-fi thriller "Source Code," starring Jake Gyllenhaal, also opened strongly, nabbing $5 million.

Another opener, FilmDistrict's "Insidious" (from "Saw" director James Wan), took the number three spot with an estimated $4.8 million.

Among the returners, Bradley Cooper starrer "Limitless" fared the best, pulling in $3 million, for a total gross of $49.2 million so far.

Lionsgate's kiddie sequel "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules" dropped 62% from its opening week, but still earned a respectable $2.8 million from 3,161 screen. That film's total gross stands at $49.2 million.

Courtroom drama "The Lincoln Lawyer,"  starring Matthew McConaughey, declined a slim 30% and argued its way to $2.1 million, for a cumulative box office of $34.7 million. 

Somewhat of an anomaly in this week's race was the re-released and re-edited "The King's Speech." The Weinstein Company pulled R-rated prints of the Best Picture winner and replaced them with a tamer PG-13 version (less f-bombs), hoping to draw a broader audience to the drama. Playing on 1,006 screens, it appears to be just about even with last weekend's numbers for the R-rated version.
 

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Dave Lewis has been a Los Angeles-based entertainment writer and editor for nearly ten years. Originally hailing from Minneapolis, he moved to L.A. in 1996 to attend USC, before working for various periodicals and web sites including a lengthy stint at Variety.com. He joined the HitFix staff in 2011.