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 Follow @Variety on Twitter for breaking news, reviews and more Post A Comment 0 Most Popular 1 Film 6:37PM PT Oscar Best Picture: What's… 2 TV 6:00PM PT 'Red Band Society' to End… 3 Digital 5:45PM PT Hollywood Fights Against… 4 Film 5:30PM PT 'Hunger Games' Dominating… 5 Digital 2:41PM PT 'Star Wars: The Force… Variety Jobs Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs MLB Network, Secaucus, New Jersey Professor of the Business of Media John Paul the Great Catholic University, Escondido, California Assistant Professor Screenwriting Cal State U Fullerton, Fullerton, California Assistant Professor - Production (Film) Brooklyn College, CUNY, New York Vice President - Business Development Fork Films LLC, New York, New York 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.