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Hancock’s Head Start Lets It Rule The Box Office, Last Week’s Releases Hold Steady

Posted by thelanetrain on July 7, 2008

The July 2 opening of Hancock allowed it to be this weekend’s #1 movie, grossing $66 million in its first weekend (and also because, well lets be honest, nothing else good opened this weekend).  The film, which received fairly mixed to mediocre reviews, is turning out to be a pretty decent earner at the box office, and has already grossed over $100 million overall, just leaving it less than $50 million below its budget.  Last weeks top movies, Wall-E and Wanted were at the number 2 and 3 spots, respectively, grossing about $33 million and $20 million, respectively as well.  Rounding out the top five were Get Smart at #4, and Kung Fu Panda at #5.

Also of note:  the Julia Roberts produced Kit Kittredge finally opened to mainstream audiences this week after a limited release opening, and even though it beat Love Guru, it still failed to make the top five.  In addition, the limited New York and L.A. release of The Wackness debuted at #20, but we’re hoping it at least makes the top ten when it is finally released nationwide later this summer.

After The Jump: The full top ten list (The Love Guru finally slips to #11!)

As usual:

Movie Title, Weekend Gross, Total Gross

  1. Hancock, $66,000,000, $107,321,000
  2. Wall-E, $33,417,000, $128,132,000
  3. Wanted, $20,607,000, $90,775,000
  4. Get Smart, $11,125,000, $98,115,000
  5. Kung Fu Panda, $7,500,000, $193,395,000
  6. The Incredible Hulk, $4,975,000, $124,917,000
  7. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, $3,940,000, $306,590,000
  8. Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, $3,601,000, $6,128,000
  9. Sex and the City, $2,340,000, $144,844,000
  10. You Don’t Mess With the Zohan, $2,000,000, $94,780,000

Source: Box Office Mojo


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