Saturday, July 05, 2008

Fireworks Box Office

The longer holiday weekend rolls on, and Will Smith's latest juggernaut pushes the little robot into second place ...

Hancock -- despite poor reviews -- gets launched early, collects $18.8 million on Friday ($60 million thus far into its extended launch) and brings a smile to Amy Pascal's face.

Wall-E, now at #2, collects slightly less than half of Hancock's Friday take and now has $104 million in the piggy bank.

Fifth place Kung Fu Panda collects $2,000,000 and now stands at $188 million domestic. (Any day now the Big Bear will nose across the $200 million mark.)

Add On: And as the three-day weekend wraps up, we see that Hancock takes the top slot with $66 million and a total of $107.3 million to date, but the super powers of the drunken super hero are limited. Even Will Smith can't pull the lacklustre Hancock into the stratosphere.

Second place Wall-E rockets across the $100 million mark, taking in $33.4 million as it drops 47% in its second weekend.

And Kung Fu Panda collects $7.5 million for a fifth place finish, dropping 36% for a $193.4 million total. (The Panda bear continues his steady waddle toward the $200 million plateau.

At #7, Indy crosses the $300 million line with $3,940,000 for the weekend, and a grand total of $306.6 million.

The summer box office looks to be turbo-charged. Six features in the Top Ten are now in triple digits.


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