With the disappointing performance of the earlier "" still fresh in the memory of box office watchers and moviegoers alike, all eyes are focused on "" when it opened in theaters across the country on Friday, June 13, wondering whether it could deliver great performance on the weekend box office. Now, it seems that the Louis Leterrier-directed movie has finally broken out from the stigma put on by its predecessor by debuting strongly at the number one spot of the ticket sales tracker and at the same time smashing its competitors with more than $20 million surpluses.
Earning $55.4 million on its first weekend of screening, the -starrer film pushed "" off the top slot and denied "" from its glory. The Marvel Entertainment movie hit its aimed target by attracting 60% of male viewers which 52% of them age 25 and older. Commenting on the impressive result garnered by this Universal Pictures' tidbit, David Maisel, the chairman of Marvel Entertainment division Marvel Studios believed that the movie has given a solid answer to the question circulating around it so far stating, "It seems like 'Hulk' has smashed those questions to pieces." Additionally, Paul Dergarabedian, the president of box-office tracker Media By Numbers gave out similar remark about it saying, "The Hulk got a second chance, got angry and came back with a vengeance."