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Monday July 7, 2008 10:12 pm

Box Office Breakdown: Hancock Soars to #1

Hancock

For theatergoers, the Fourth of July holiday has come to mean fireworks, barbecues….and now . This past weekend, the powerhouse’s latest blockbuster, , took in over $62 million giving Smith his eighth straight #1 debut. In total, the Sony Pictures production grossed nearly $104 million during a 5 1/2 day period.

In addition to being Will’s second-best opener ever ( set his record), Hancock was the actor’s fifth movie to reach first place over the same holiday weekend. (Men in Black, Men in Black II, Independence Day and Wild Wild West were the other four.) The Peter Berg film also became the third best July 4th grosser behind Transformers and Spider-Man 2.

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In other movie news, continued to break hearts at Paramount. After only three weeks, the comedy has already fallen out of the Top Ten. Meanwhile, another member of the Smith clan, Willow Smith, was forced to take a back seat to her daddy this weekend. Willow’s second outing, Kit Kittredge, only reached 8th place when opened in wide release.

  1. Hancock, Sony, $62,603,879 (avg. $15,789)
  2. Wall-E, Disney, $32,509,20 (avg. $8144)
  3. Wanted, Universal, $20,050,070 (avg. $6295)
  4. Get Smart, Warner Bros., $11,109,408 (avg. $3108)
  5. Kung Fu Panda, Paramount, $7,318,635 (avg. $2187)
  6. The Incredible Hulk, Universal, $4,899,28 (avg. $1610)
  7. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Paramount, $3,774,80 (avg. $1722)
  8. Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, Picturehouse, $3,296,929 (avg. $1789)
  9. Sex and the City, New Line, $2,382,438 (avg. $1869)
  10. You Don’t Mess With The Zohan, Sony, $1,981,251 (avg. $1145)

(You can review last week’s numbers here.)

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