HomeFilmBox Office Weekend Box Office PreviewApril 2, 2004 Email Print +Talk +G+ +Tweets April 1, 2004 | 09:38PM PT 'Hellboy' bow faces stiff competish for record Variety Staff SUMMER SUPERHEROES SET STANDARD photos/charts/preview_Hellboy.jpg” vspace=”0″ hspace=”0″> Last year’s "Daredevil" is the top comicbook pic opener outside summer, with a four day take of $45 million. But Sony-Revolution’s "Hellboy" is gunning for the king of all comicbook bows: "Spider-Man." TOP OPENINGS FOR COMICBOOK PICS Pic (Year) Domestic B.O.* Spiderman (’02) 115 X2 (’03) 86 The Hulk (’03) 62 X-Men (’00) 54 Batman Forever (’95) 53 *in millions of $ BOWING Movie Title Engagements Home on the Range (BV) 3,047 Hellboy (Sony) 3,028 Walking Tall (MGM/UA) 2,836 The Prince and Me (Par) 2,682 The United States of Leland (Par Classics) 14 Shaolin Soccer (Miramax) 6 Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter …and Spring (Sony Classics) 6 Son Fare (Strand) NY 1 YEAR TO DATE (in billions of $) 1.8 ’03 (thru Mar. 30) 1.9 +6% ’04 (thru Mar. 28) 1. Hellboy 2. Scooby-Doo 2 3. Walking Tall 4. Home on the Range 5. Passion of the Christ AOL Moviefone derives its Top Five Most Requested films from activity on its Web site. The Top Five have historically been 80% accurate in predicting the weekend’s top five movies at the box office. Visit Moviefone View opening films RELEASE DATES AND CHANGES As of April 1 Movie Title New date Old date FIRST RUN FEATURES S-21: The Khmer Rouge Death… May 19 Deserted Station June 11 Bright Leaves Aug. 25 FOX X-Men 3 May 5 ’06 FOX SEARCHLIGHT The Clearing July 2 May 21 SONY Spider-Man 2 June 30 July 2 Spider-Man 3 May 4 ’07 WARNER BROS. Miss Congeniality 2 March 18 ’05 Batman Begins June 17 ’05 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory July 15 ’05 WARNER INDEPENDENT Everything is Illuminated Aug. 12 ’05 Red indicates new entry Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource Want Entertainment News First? Sign up for Variety Alerts and Newsletters! Post A Comment 0 Most Popular 1 Film 2:15PM PT Sony Pictures Fires Digital 2 Biz 12:14PM PT Disney ‘Pushing Boundaries 3 Film 10:16AM PT Rosamund Pike to Star 4 Biz 10:02AM PT Net Neutrality: FCC Approves 5 Film 9:00AM PT Film Review: ‘The Lazarus Variety Jobs Director, Finance Entertainment One, Los Angeles, California Hollywood Business Practices & History Instructor Columbia College Hollywood, Tarzana, California Director, Talent Relations Save the Children, Fairfield, Connecticut Publicity Coordinator Entertainment One, Los Angeles, California Instructor, Audio Post-Production Honolulu Community College, Honolulu, Hawaii See More Jobs Marketplace Leave a Reply No Comments Cancel reply Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications. Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.