Hancock Storms U.S Box Office

by Melissa Kang

Will Smith proved that he can still dominate the box office as his new superhero movie Hancock shoots to the top of the box office toppling Pixar’s Wall-E.

Despite the poor reviews for the film Hancock grossed $66 million during the 4th July weekend and the film is Smith’s seventh straight movie to open at number one and the fifth time he has topped the box office during the Independence Day break in the US.

Hancock is a sarcastic and misunderstood superhero as his well intentioned heroics leaves huge damage in it’s wake.

Hancock isn’t the kind of man who cares what other people think until the day that he saves the life of PR executive Ray Embrey (Jason Bateman), and the sardonic superhero begins to realize that he may have a vulnerable side after all.

Pixar’s latest success Wall-E fell to number two grossing a further $33,4 million and Wanted rounded off the top three with a $20.6 million gross.

The only other film to enter the top ten was Kit Kittredge: An American Girl starring Abigail Breslin, which finished the weekend at number eight.

1. Hancock – $66 million

2. WALL-E – $33.4 million

3. Wanted – $20.6 million

4. Get Smart – $11.1 million

5. Kung Fu Panda – $7.5 million

6. The Incredible Hulk – $5 million

7. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull – $3.9 million

8. Kit Kittredge: An American Girl – $3.6 million

9. Sex and the City – $2.3 million

10. You Don’t Mess With the Zohan – $2 million

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