Hulks Takes in Another $6.2 Million on Monday
Wednesday, June 25 2003
Posted on Comics Continuum
The following was originally posted on Comics Continuum:
According to Box Office Mojo, The Hulk took in $6.2 million on Monday, pushing its total to $68.2 million.
The Monday box office indicates the film might not drop off as quickly as some analysts had predicted, causing Marvel's stock to drop 11 percent on Monday.
The Hulk was released in 3,660 theaters, yielding a per screen average of $16,975 over the weekend. It helped Universal Picture become the first studio to have three consecutive $50-plus million openings, following Bruce Almighty and 2 Fast 2 Furious.
Said Nikki Rocco, president of distribution for Universal Pictures, "This is not only an extraordinary launch for a brand new franchise for us, but with three of the top four movies, it was a phenomenal weekend for Universal."
Universal Pictures Chairman Stacey Snider said, "This remarkable opening, on the heels of what we've already accomplished so far this summer, is a testament to the limitless genius of Ang Lee and his superlative cast and crew, combined with the brilliant and tireless efforts of the entire studio. From production to marketing to distribution, to every other division of the company, this was a massive undertaking, and an achievement we are all very proud of."
Internationally, The Hulk opened number one in its initial overseas engagements in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Thailand and Ukraine for a total international box office of $3.5 million in 376 theaters.
And from Comic Book Resources:
The latest figures published by Box Office Mojo showed "The Hulk" grabbing another $6 million at theaters on Monday, bringing the total gross to over $68 million.
By way of comparison, the unqualified hit "Finding Nemo" took in $6.9 million in its Monday after a $70 million opening weekend, and swam on the the #1 spot in its second week. This may indicate that a severe drop-off for "Hulk," predicted by analysts on Tuesday, may not be in the cards after all.
Fans who enjoyed "The Hulk" will also enjoy a couple of articles filling in the background of the movie.
To track how the Hulk has preformed when compared to Spider-Man and X-Men, click here.
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