Hellboy II Debut A Hit At The Box Office, Knocks Hancock To #2
Action thriller movie ‘Hellboy II: The Golden Army’ grossed an estimated $35.5 million at the box office over the weekend knocking ‘Hancock’ starring Will Smith to number 2.
The latest installment of action and thriller movies which includes “Hellboy II: The Golden Army,” which opened on July 11th, grossed an estimated $35.9 million over the weekend at the box office. The movie which is a sequel to the 2004 action packed thriller “Hellboy” starring Ron Perlman from Guillermo del Toro based off the character from comic creator Mike Mignola knocked “Hancock” starring Will Smith down to number 2. Hancock didn’t fall much behind “Hellboy” by pulling in $33 million during its second week bringing the total over a 10-day period to $165 million.
Other movies to follow included “Journey to the Center of the Earth” starring actor Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson and actress Anita Briem which pulled in a little over $20 million during its debut. The animation movie Wall-E which is in it’s third week and stars with the voice overs of Benjamin Burtt, Jeff Garlin, Elissa Knight, Fred Willard and John Ratzenberger brought in $18 million bringing its total to $162 million. “Wanted” starring James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Angelina Jolie, Common and Kristen Hager brought in $11 million bringing its three week total to $112 million. “Get Smart” which stars Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson, Alan Arkin and Terrence Stamp brought in $7 million with the 4 week total reaching $111 million. Eddie Murphy’s latest flick “Meet Dave” also starring Gabrielle Union, Ed Helms, Elizabeth Banks and Judah Friedlander hit number 5 on the movie charts pulled in only a little over $5 million during its weekend debut.
Not far behind on the weekend gross, at number 8 “Kung Fu Panda,” pulled in $4.3 million with a total $202 million over 6 weeks, at number 9 “Kit Kittredge: An American Girl” with $2.3 million with a total $11 million over 4 weeks and coming in at number 10 “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” with $2.2 million with a total $310 million over 8 weeks.