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Monday July 14, 2008 10:14 pm

Box Office Breakdown: The Golden Army Raises Hell

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Apparently moviegoers were simply not interested in meeting anyone named Dave.

This past weekend, Eddie Murphy’s latest effort debuted in a disappointing 7th place. Fox’s pulled in only $5.2 million, the third worst opening total for the comedian. (Holy Man pulled in $5.1 million in 1998; The Adventures of Pluto Nash scraped up $2.2 million in 2002.)

Dave‘s poor performance gave two other entries plenty of room at the top of the charts. earned approximately $11 million more than the original 2004 film. The sequel’s $34.5 million haul also narrowly edged out last week’s winner, Hancock, and gave director Guillermo del Toro a first place berth. Meanwhile, the Journey to the Center of the Earth‘s $21 million was good enough for third place.

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Next week, look for and Mamma Mia! to spice this chart up a bit.

  1. Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Universal, $34,539,115 (avg. $10,780)
  2. Hancock, Sony, $32,080,560 (avg. $8091)
  3. Journey to the Center of the Earth, Warner Bros., $21,018,141 (avg. $7477)
  4. Wall-E, Disney, $18,793,588 (avg. $4883)
  5. Wanted, Universal, $11,996,175 (avg. $3800)
  6. Get Smart, Warner Bros., $7,201,376 (avg. $2334)
  7. Meet Dave, 20th Century Fox, $5,251,918 (avg. $1744)
  8. Kung Fu Panda, Paramount, $4,411,412 (avg. $1631)
  9. The Incredible Hulk, Universal, $2,324,345 (avg. $1195)
  10. Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, Picturehouse, $2,303,054 (avg. $1246)

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

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