Hancock Thwacks Box Office

Superhero flick is third-biggest holiday opener ever
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 6, 2008 4:29 PM CDT
In this image released by Columbia Pictures, Will Smith, right, and Jason Bateman are shown in a scene from the film, "Hancock."    (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures, Frank Masi)
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(Newser) – Superhero comedy Hancock raked in $107 million over the July 4th weekend and became the third-biggest holiday opener ever, Variety reports. The weekend's other big debut, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, sputtered in 8th spot with $3.6 million. Filling out the top five after Hancock were Wall-E, Wanted, Get Smart, and Paramount summer laffer, Kung Fu Panda.