Russell Brand gave US cinema what for this weekend as two of his movies clinched the top two spots at the box office.
held firm in first place ($21.7m) after last week’s BO win, proving that holiday-centric movies (this one being timed for Easter) will always be big draws for audiences.
Meanwhile, Brand’s other film – the far more adult-oriented remake
– also came up trumps, sliding in behind
to bag second place and $12.6m.
Other new openers
also proved popular, landing in third (with $12.3m) and fourth (with $11.1m) respectively.
rounded out the top five with $8.7m. The weekend’s final newcomer,
, plonked itself down on a whoopie cushion in sixth ($9.5m), while
was close behind in seventh ($9m).
Bradley Cooper thriller
enjoyed another week in the top ten, settling in eighth with $5.6m, while
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid 2
The Lincoln Lawyer
($4.6m) both drew in audiences in ninth and tenth place.