"Hancock" had the ninth highest Thursday opening on record, bringing in $17.1 million. It also had the 15th highest Wednesday opening, bringing in $17.3 mil. How a film can have more than one record "opening" is beyond me, but hey, since when did Hollywood make any sense?
And the numbers listed below represent just the Friday through Sunday totals. Confused yet? I know I am.
Read J Jammer's full review of the film here.
As a result, Will Smith's reluctant superhero raked in $66 million over the weekend to take the top spot in the box office. This put's Hancock's 5 and a half day opening weekend numbers at right around $107.3 million and makes it Smith's biggest opener to date.
Wall-E, on the other hand had a slightly less than expected total for its second weekend at the box office and dropped 47% from its opening weekend to take second place.
Meanwhile, "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl" went from limited to wide release, produced a gain of over 3,000 %. However its wide release total was only $3.6 mil and came in 8th place.
The biggest loser this weekend (as expected) was Mike Meyer's comedy "The Love Guru" which fell 68% from its previous week and dropped it out of the top ten to rest at 11th place.
So here's the top 10 for this past July 4th weekend.
1 (new) Hancock $66,000,000
2 (1) WALL-E $33,417,000
3 (2) Wanted $20,606,950
4 (3) Get Smart $11,125,000
5 (4) Kung Fu Panda $7,500,000
6 (5) The Incredible Hulk $4,975,305
7 (7) Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull $3,940,000
8 (23) Kit Kittredge: An American Girl $3,600,790
9 (9) Sex and the City $2,345,000
10 (10) You Don't Mess With the Zohan $2,000,000