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...

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.

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Box Office Grosses
Week Ending July 6, 2008

Rank Title Weekend Total Gross
1 Hancock (2008) $66M $107M
2 WALL•E (2008) $33.4M $128M
3 Wanted (2008) $20.6M $90.8M
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