Will Smith has become a Fourth of July staple at the box office, so it’s no surprise that his new action film Hancock debuted as the No. 1 movie in America this weekend. Audiences coughed up $66 million to see Smith. Charlize Theron, and Jason Bateman in Hancock, bringing its 5-day total to $107 million and proving once again that Smith is a solid box office bet.
The Pixar animated family movie WALL-E dropped to second place with a solid $33.4 million showing, while Wanted held steady with a $20.6 million take.
The only other new entry on the list was Kit Kittredge: An American Girl. This Abigail Breslin vehicle earned $3.6 million, good enough for eighth place.
Here’s the complete Top 10 for the weekend ending July 6, 2008:
- Hancock, $66 million
- WALL-E, $33.4 million
- Wanted, $20.6 million
- Get Smart, $11.1 million
- Kung Fu Panda, $7.5 million
- The Incredible Hulk, $4.98 million
- Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, $3.94 million
- Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, $3.6 million
- Sex and the City, $2.35 million
- You Don’t Mess With the Zohan, $2 million