"Hulk" Smashes "Panda" to Second Place at Weekend Box Office
Marvel Studios’ The Incredible Hulk dominated the weekend box office in its first weekend of release, smashing its way to an estimated $54.5 million in its opening weekend to knock DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda to a strong second place finish with an estimated $34.3 million in ticket sales. Panda is now sitting on a total box office take of approximately $118 million.
In third place was M. Night Shyamalan’s The Happening, with a solid $30.5 million estimated take that balanced out the disappointing results of his last movie Lady in the Water. Shyamalan’s next project is to direct a trilogy of live-action movies based on Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender.