Will Smith’s latest action adventure Hancock took first place at the box office over the Independence Day weekend, earning Sony Pictures an estimated $66 million. Hancock continues Will Smith’s record of opening to the Number One slot for his last eight pictures.
The film, about a grumpy and sometimes inept superhero played by Smith, also stars Charlize Theron and Jason Bateman and is billed as a fantasy adventure. The $66 million take marks the second highest July 4th opening weekend, behind 2007’s Transformers.
The animated G-rater WALL-E finished in second place in its second weekend with $33.4 million, while Wanted, the action adventure starring Angelina Jolie as an assassin in an elite secret society, slid to third place with $20.6 million. The Steve Carell TV redraft Get Smart came in fourth place with $11.1 million. All figures are estimates.
Box Office Grosses
|4||Get Smart (2008)||$11.1M||$98.1M|
|5||Kung Fu Panda (2008)||$7.5M||$193M|
|6||The Incredible Hulk (2008)||$4.98M||$125M|
|7||Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)||$3.94M||$307M|
|8||Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)||$3.6M||$6.13M|
|9||Sex and the City (2008)||$2.35M||$145M|
|10||You Don’t Mess with the Zohan (2008)||$2M||$94.8M|