Box Office Challenge: 'Hellboy II' smokes 'em...but what about Batman?
While Hellboy II: The Golden Army set the box office on fire, most of the players in last weekend’s installment of EW.com’s Summer Box Office Challenge saw their picks go up in flames. The season’s busiest weekend so far saw a mere 62 percent of participants correctly predict that Guillermo del Toro‘s comic-book fantasy sequel would wind up at No. 1, and surprise performances by Journey to the Center of the Earth (a strong No. 3) and Meet Dave (a weak No. 7) further futzed with the results. So it’s with great applause that we congratulate “nellarmonia” for having won the week — with a perfect score, to boot. Way to go, Nell!
As for this coming frame, things should get a bit easier for everyone, as The Dark Knight is ready to open on Friday, possibly with record numbers. (After all, early reviews are strong, including a solid A- from EW’s Owen Gleiberman.) But where do you think the rest of the releases will rank? Get on your Bat Computers and make your picks in our game by Friday at 8 p.m. Eastern time.