Will Smith Hatches New Hit with Hitch

02/14/2005 at 08:25 AM EST

Will Smith Hatches New Hit with Hitch
Will Smith
Slaven Vlasic/ABACA

Will Smith

Will Smith

Will Smith's first romantic comedy, Hitch, proved a perfect Valentine for moviegoers this weekend, landing in the top spot on the box-office chart with an estimated $45.3-million take, according to studio estimates.

The movie, in which the action star plays against type and is a date doctor, was the fifth-straight No. 1 debut for Smith, following Shark Tale, I, Robot, Bad Boys II and Men in Black II – all of which opened in the $46 million to $52 million range, reports the Associated Press.

The previous weekend's No. 1 movie, the horror tale Boogeyman, fell to second place with $10.8 million, lifting its 10-day total to $33.3 million.

The weekend's other new wide release, the Disney animated family tale Pooh's Heffalump Movie, opened at No. 5 with $6 million.

In terms of Oscar contenders, Clint Eastwood's boxing drama Million Dollar Baby was No. 4 with $7.6 million, raising its total domestic gross to $45.1 million; Alexander Payne's Sideways made $4.75 million to finish eighth ($53.1 million in total); and Martin Scorsese's The Aviator placed ninth with $4.6 million (for $82.3 million to date).

This weekend's Top 10, according to studio estimates, were as follows:

1. Hitch, $45.3 million
2. Boogeyman, $10.8 million
3. Are We There Yet?, $8.5 million
4. Million Dollar Baby, $7.6 million
5. Pooh's Heffalump Movie, $6 million
6. The Wedding Date, $5.6 million
7. Hide and Seek, $5.55 million
8. Sideways, $4.75 million
9. The Aviator, $4.6 million
10. Meet the Fockers, $3.4 million

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

Advertisement

From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners



Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters