- Man accused of setting fire to Delta bar; posted photos of it burning on Facebook (9/17/17)5
- McClure man accused of leaving children in hot truck while gambling in casino (9/19/17)1
- New boutique store advocates for special-needs people (9/19/17)
- Say Cheese: The story behind the famous sandwiches at the East Perry Fair (9/22/17)
- Anne Limbaugh dies, leaves legacy of caring (9/22/17)
- Retailer may come to Jackson; rezoning needed first (9/17/17)2
- Planet Fitness to anchor Town Plaza shopping center (9/18/17)2
- Former major-league slugger Darryl Strawberry to speak at La Croix (9/20/17)
- Mo. conservation agents help fight fires in western U.S. (9/15/17)
- Owner of Mary Jane Burgers & Brew in Perryville to open new culinary concept in Cape (9/15/17)3
'Hulk' transforms into cash cow
LOS ANGELES -- "The Hulk" was a monster at the box office in its debut weekend, taking in a June opening record of $62.6 million.
The action flick about a scientist turned into a raging green beast by a lab accident took over the top box-office spot from the animated fish tale "Finding Nemo," which slipped to second place with a weekend take of $20.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
"The Hulk" had the highest gross ever for a June opening, surpassing the previous record of $54.9 million for "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me." But taking today's higher admission prices into account, "Austin Powers" sold slightly more tickets in its opening weekend than "The Hulk."
Despite the June record, revenue for "The Hulk" came in well below that of last month's Marvel Comics adaptation, "X2: X-Men United," which grossed $85.6 million in its opening weekend.
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at North American theaters, according to Exhibitor Relations Co. Inc. Final figures will be released today.
1. "The Hulk," $62.6 million.
2. "Finding Nemo," $20.5 million.
3. "2 Fast 2 Furious," $10.3 million.
4. "Bruce Almighty," $10 million.
5. "The Italian Job," $7.2 million.
6. "Rugrats Go Wild," $6.7 million.
7. "Alex & Emma," $6.2 million.
8. "Hollywood Homicide," $5.8 million.
9. "Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd," $4.3 million.
10. "The Matrix Reloaded," $4.05 million.