Hollywood News: Weekend Box Office Recap
Dark Knight blew out the record for the largest single day open: $66.4 million in one day. It then when on to break the record for the biggest open for a film in the month of July.
And then, the latest Batman flick went on to gross $155,340,000 for the weekend, beating "Spider Man 3" to be the largest box office open in recorded history.
By comparison, and as expected, "Hellboy 2" dropped 70.9% from its first weekend, showing just how much of a draw the Dark Knight had over the box office. Amazingly, Hellboy dropped more in the numbers than Eddie Murphy's "Meet Dave" did. This weekend's numbers were better than I had predicted by a long shot.
Here's the run of the weekend:
1 (new) The Dark Knight $155,340,000
2 (new) Mamma Mia! $27,605,376
3 (2) Hancock $14,000,000
4 (3) Journey to the Center of the Earth $11,910,000
5 (1) Hellboy 2: The Golden Army $10,037,500
6 (4) WALL-E $9,813,000
7 (new) Space Chimps $7,350,000
8 (5) Wanted $5,097,135
9 (6) Get Smart $4,085,000
10 (8) Kung Fu Panda $1,750,000
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