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Arts and Entertainment

Box Office Review: Hulk crushes annoying director!

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Ed Norton still unhappy about studio script changes. | Photo courtesy of Universal

Despite early misgivings that it might be too soon for another Hulk movie, The Incredible Hulk roared to a mighty $54.3M win at the weekend box-office this weekend. It easily out-distanced last week's champ, Kung Fu Panda ($34.3M/$117.9M) and demolished M. Night's The Happening ($30.5M). Morons continued to flock to Adam Sandler's latest, You Don't Mess with the Zohan ($16.3M/$68.7M), which held off both Indiana Jones ($13.5M/$275.3M) and the ladies of Sex and the City ($10.1M/$119.9M).

It was all hold-overs after that: Iron Man inched towards the $300M mark ($5.1M/$297.4M); The Strangers tricked a few more people into thinking it was actually scary ($4M/$45.3M); Prince Caspian continued to hang around ($3M/$131.7M) and What Happens in Vegas incited even more Islamist hate about Western values ($1.7M/$75.7M). In limited release, Herzog's latest, Encounters at the End of the World was strong ($17,500 per theater) while the Duplass Brothers fell flat with Baghead ($4,500).

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