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

RankTitleWeekendTotal Gross
Hancock (2008)$66M$107M
WALL•E (2008)$33.4M$128M
Wanted (2008)$20.6M$90.8M
Get Smart (2008)$11.1M$98.1M
Kung Fu Panda (2008)$7.5M$193M
The Incredible Hulk (2008)$4.98M$125M
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)$3.94M$307M
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)$3.6M$6.13M
Sex and the City (2008)$2.35M$145M
You Don’t Mess with the Zohan (2008)$2M$94.8M

Last Updated on July 7, 2008 by By Laurie A. Trotta