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Weekend Box Office Results 2008-07-14 08:15:15

Box Office: Hellboy and Friends Kick Box Office Butt

Guillermo del Toro's Hellboy II: The Golden Army won the weekend box office with an estimated $35.9 million, not only handily beating the current competition, but also surpassing the first Hellboy's opening weekend earnings ($23.2 million). Yippee! I'm happy for that ragtag group of superheroes.

On the other end of the spectrum was Meet Dave, which Variety described as "one of the worst opening grosses ever for an Eddie Murphy pic." The details are even more painful. Consider this: It cost $60 million to make Meet Dave and it only earned an estimated $5.3 million over the weekend. That's not a pretty picture.

Hancock remained a draw (fun aside: at the movie theater over the weekend, a group of young boys sped past me while one yelled, "Hurry up! I don't want to miss a single second of Hancock!"), coming in second place, followed by the 3-D action flick Journey to the Center of the Earth. Pixar's Wall-E came in at No. 4 followed by Wanted to round out the top five.

Photos courtesy of Universal Pictures

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Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 9 years
I saw Hellboy on Friday and loved it! It was definitely better than the first one :) I also finally saw Wall-E... OMG I LOVE that Pixar film (IMO) ever!!
jessie jessie 9 years
saw the first one, really want to see this one too.
gitsie123 gitsie123 9 years
I loved this movie! I am not suprised about Meet Dave...
ilikeatea ilikeatea 9 years
it was beautifully shot and filmed. Colours, visuals, just very beautiful.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i was so tempted to watch it this weekend, but didn't - think i'll save it until August. I can't wait to sit in an A/C theatre watching this fun-looking film, though!
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
I watched Hellboy last night and I loved it. My boyfriend not so much. :p but whatever...
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i guess that'sa good thing. i wonder if it's a strategic thing to have a movie open when it does (ok, i know the answer to that one). the reason that i say this is because i didn't care to see hellboy this weekend, and actually saw wanted (yes, my fiance's choice) and i'm not sure if i would have seen hellboy even if wanted wasn't playing. there just aren't that many great movies that opened this week, gearing up to dark knight and all that.
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