Smith rules holiday with $62M `Hancock' debut

July 7, 2008 6:48:44 PM PDT
Will Smith owned the Fourth of July again at the box office.

His superhero tale "Hancock" pulled in $62.6 million to join past Smith hits that opened as the No. 1 movie over the holiday weekend.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Media By Numbers LLC: 1. "Hancock," Sony, $62,603,879, 3,965 locations, $15,789 average, $103,877,446, one week.

2. "WALL-E," Disney, $32,509,206, 3,992 locations, $8,144 average, $127,196,028, two weeks.

3. "Wanted," Universal, $20,050,070, 3,185 locations, $6,295 average, $90,186,395, two weeks.

4. "Get Smart," Warner Bros., $11,109,408, 3,574 locations, $3,108 average, $98,100,652, three weeks.

5. "Kung Fu Panda," Paramount, $7,318,635, 3,347 locations, $2,187 average, $193,221,867, five weeks.

6. "The Incredible Hulk," Universal, $4,899,280, 3,043 locations, $1,610 average, $124,841,395, four weeks.

7. "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," Paramount, $3,774,807, 2,192 locations, $1,722 average, $306,428,521, seven weeks.

8. "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl," Picturehouse, $3,296,929, 1,843 locations, $1,789 average, $5,822,544, three weeks.

9. "Sex and the City," Warner Bros., $2,382,438, 1,275 locations, $1,869 average, $144,891,325, six weeks.

10. "You Don't Mess With the Zohan," Sony, $1,981,251, 1,731 locations, $1,145 average, $94,773,156, five weeks.

11. "The Love Guru," Paramount, $1,806,545, 2,648 locations, $682 average, $29,427,850, three weeks.

12. "Iron Man," Paramount, $1,459,613, 1,019 locations, $1,432 average, $311,708,133, 10 weeks.

13. "The Happening," Fox, $1,438,889, 1,795 locations, $802 average, $62,053,729, four weeks.

14. "Mongol," Picturehouse, $765,120, 253 locations, $3,024 average, $3,472,331, five weeks.

15. "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian," Disney, $551,513, 403 locations, $1,369 average, $138,762,746, eight weeks.

16. "The Visitor," Overture Films, $337,105, 176 locations, $1,915 average, $8,131,561, 13 weeks.

17. "The Strangers," Universal, $234,900, 324 locations, $725 average, $51,991,400, six weeks.

18. "What Happens in Vegas," Fox, $225,705, 303 locations, $745 average, $78,755,577, nine weeks.

19. "Speed Racer," Warner Bros., $202,251, 293 locations, $690 average, $43,196,832, nine weeks.

20. "Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure," National Geographic, $201,315, 45 locations, $4,474 average, $15,231,238, 40 weeks.


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