Hellboy Scorches Box Office

Sequel tops box office with $35.9M
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 13, 2008 6:28 PM CDT
In this image released by Universal Pictures, Selma Blair, left, and Ron Perlman are shown in a scene from, "Hellboy II: The Golden Army."    (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Egon Endrenyi)
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(Newser) Hellboy II: The Golden Army burned up the weekend box office while moviegoers hesitated to Meet Dave, Variety reports. Hellboy banked $35.9 million, followed by Hancock with $33 million, Journey to the Center of the Earth with $20.6 million, and Wall-E with $18.5 million. Meet Dave, one of Eddie Murphy's lowest-grossing openers ever, earned just $5.3 million. (Read more movies stories.)