HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY has roared to the top of the U.S. box office chart, with takings of $35.9 million (#17.95 million) in its opening weekend.
The sequel knocked Hancock from the top spot; with the Will Smith superhero movie earning $33 million (#16.5 million).
Brendan Fraser’s spectacular Journey to the Center of the Earth was a surprise feature in the top five, earning third place with receipts of $20.6 million (#10.3 million) in its opening weekend.
Animated hit Wall-E finished fourth and new mum Angelina Jolie slipped to fifth with thriller Wanted.
Eddie Murphy’s new movie Meet Dave managed only seventh place, taking just
$5.3 million (#2.65 million).