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Hellboy blasts through the #1 with a $13,770.000 tally, and we've got ourselves another strong comic book opening. (Hancockslides to a competitive #2.)
On the animated front, Wall-E drops to #4 -- behind Journey to the Center of the Earth 3-D -- and now has $151 million in the piggy bank.
Kung Fu Panda, tearing up the box office over in the Middle Kingdom ($20 million to date), occupies the eighth slot stateside and is now just shy of $200 million.
Update: The weekend finals are in, and Hellboy takes the top spot (barely), with a $35.9 million, while Hancock finishes a close second with $33 million.
The Journey to the Center of the Earth, remake in three dimensions collected $20.5 million and the Show position, as Wall-E fell to fourth while picking up $18.5 million.
Down at the bottom of the Top Ten, #8 Kung Fu Panda has moved over the $200 million marker and now has a cumulative gross of $202 million. Indy and the Crystal Noggin now has $310.5 million.