CATEGORIES New Releases, Box Office, Movie News, UK Box Office, New Releases, Cinematical, UK Box OfficeThe biggest movie star in the world has another July 4th notch in his belt. His fourth huge Independence Day release (fifth if you count Wild Wild West, which came out June 30th) is also his biggest: the outrageously underappreciated Hancock had a $66 million 3-day weekend, and $107 million over the five-and-a-half days from Tuesday night through Sunday. It's the third-best 3-day of the year, behind only Iron Man and Indiana Jones. The figure is skewed since the movie came out on Tuesday and Friday was a national holiday, but that's the stat.
The wide release of the critically acclaimed Kit Kittredge: An American Girl didn't go over too well: the movie took in $3.6 million on over 1800 screens. Not too surprising given its extremely narrow target demographic, but I was expecting it to expand a little bit stronger.
Wall-E took a pretty harsh 47% hit in its second weekend -- 30-40% has been more standard for recent Pixar releases -- but its $128 million cume is nothing to cry about. Wanted had it even worse after last week's surprisingly robust debut, dropping 60% to $20.6 million for the weekend and $91 million total. And no one wants to see The Love Guru, which dropped out of the top 10 in its third week and won't make it to $40 million.
The full 3-day top 10 after the jump.
1 - Hancock (Columbia) - $66.00 ($16,645) - $107.32
2 - Wall-E (Disney) - $33.42 ($8,370) - $128.13
3 - Wanted (Universal) - $20.61 ($6,470) - $90.78
4 - Get Smart (Warner Bros.) - $11.13 ($3,112) - $98.12
5 - Kung Fu Panda (Dreamworks Animation) - $7.50 ($2,240) - $193.40
6 - The Incredible Hulk (Universal) - $4.98 ($1,634) - $124.92
7 - Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Paramount) - $3.94 ($1,797) - $306.59
8 - Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (Picturehouse) - $3.60 ($1,953) - $6.13
9 - Sex and the City (New Line) - $2.34 ($1,835) - $144.86
10 - You Don't Mess with the Zohan (Sony) - $2.0 ($1,155) - $94.78
Smooches to Box Office Mojo for the numbers.
Next week: Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Meet Dave and Journey to the Center of the Earth 3-D (and not 3-D). Hellboy II should improve on its predecessor's $23 million opening, and should, I think, be able to eke out a victory over Hancock. Meet Dave and Journey are question marks.