It looks like a good news/bad news kind of morning for Russell Brand. The good news is that his voice-only role in last weekend’s number one film Hop will give Brand a second weekend on top of the US box office. The bad news? Warner Brothers’ highly-promoted Arthur redux – the film in which he actually gets his face on film – wasn’t particularly aided by the comedian’s recent PR blitz. The widest of this weekend’s four new releases, Arthur earned an estimated $4.5 million to Hop’s $5.5 million. Arthur’s mediocre showing was counterbalanced by two Friday overachievers. Focus features’ Hanna took in an estimated $4.2 million while Sony’s inspirational shark-attack biopic Soul Surfer earned $3.7 million in 2,214 locations. That just leaves us with Universal’s Your Highness. How this R-rated comedy from David Gordon Green and Danny McBride wound up nearly tied on a Friday night with a movie about a one-armed surfer is beyond me. Details and analysis tomorrow.