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.