'Hellboy' claims top spot in U.S. theaters

July 13, 2008 at 2:41 PM

LOS ANGELES, July 13 (UPI) -- The summer action adventure movie "Hellboy II: The Golden Army" hit U.S. theaters at No. 1 this weekend, Box Office Mojo said.

The Universal production, starring Ron Perlman and John Hurt, brought in an estimated $35.89 million in ticket sales in its first weekend. "Hancock," last week's top film, was No. 2 with $33 million in estimated gross receipts. No. 3 was another new offering, "Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D," another action adventure movie starring Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson and Anita Briem, with $20.58 million in ticket revenue.

Coming in at No. 4 was "Wall-E," down from second place last week, with $15.51 million, and No. 5 was "Wanted," down from third, at $11.59 million.

Filling up the top 10 were "Get Smart," $7.11 million; "Meet Dave," a science-fiction comedy starring Eddie Murphy making its debut, $5.3 million; "Kung Fu Panda," $.3 million; "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl," $2.36 million; and "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," now in its eighth week, $2.25 million.

Falling out of the top tier were "The Incredible Hulk," "Sex and the City" and "You Don't Mess with the Zohan."

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