MOVIE STAR

Russell Brand Wins the Box Office

It’s a good week to be Russell Brand: The British comedian stars in the top two films at the U.S. box office this weekend, as his latest film Arthur landed in second, right behind last week’s Hop, in which he voices the son of the Easter Bunny. Hop pulled in $21 million in its second week for a 10-day total of $68.2 million, while Arthur debuted with a more modest $12.6 million. Unfortunately for James Franco and Natalie Portman, their fantasy film Your Highness failed to live up to its name, landing in sixth place.