Reuters reports that Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy dropped to the second spot in its second weekend with an estimated $10.8 million. The Columbia Pictures release has collected $40.8 million so far. Although the $66 million-budgeted comic book adaptation lost 53% in sales, the drop was considered respectable given the glut of new films, said the studio.
Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of The Christ” added a big $15.2 million in its seventh week out in theaters for first place and a massive total of $353 million. The $30 million-budgeted film now ranks as the eighth-biggest film on the all-time domestic blockbuster list.
The movie has a “real shot” at breaking $400 million, said Newmarket Films president Bob Berney. In that case, it would challenge Spider-Man for the No. 5 position on the all-time list. Spidey earned $403 million in 2002.
The list of top twelve films this weekend can be found at ComingSoon.net.