Angels throttle Hulk at box office

— The angels have lost a little of their kick but they can still pulverize the opposition, even if he's big and green.

"Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" with a $38 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday.

The previous weekend's No. 1 movie, "The Hulk," fell to second place, free-falling 70 percent from its $62.1 million opening. "The Hulk" took in $18.4 million to squeak past the $100 million mark after 10 days in theaters.

Overall Hollywood revenues fell for the third straight weekend. The top 12 movies grossed an estimated $111.3 million, off 15 percent from the same weekend last year.

Other estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at North American theaters, according to Exhibitor Relations Co. Inc:

3. "Finding Nemo," $13.9 million

4. "28 Days Later," $9.7 million

5. "Bruce Almighty," $6.2 million

6. "2 Fast 2 Furious," $5.7 million

7. "The Italian Job," $5.4 million

8. "Rugrats Go Wild," $3.5 million

9. "Hollywood Homicide," $3 million

10. "Alex & Emma," $2.7 million


AP Photo

Lucy Liu, Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore star in the action sequel "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle," a Columbia Pictures release. The film topped the box office during the weekend with $38 million in ticket sales.


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