Red Cliff And Hellboy II Beat Down The Box Office

Monday, July 14, 2008

John Woo and cast members from Red Cliff

This turned out to be a nice weekend not only for Big Blockbusters - but also for the great directors behind them as Hellboy II: The Golden Army, directed by Guillermo del Toro, hit #1 in the U.S., and John Woo's epic war drama Red Cliff claimed victory in Asia (in the countries where it was shown).

Both films did well monetarily - Hellboy II raked in about $35.9 million on about 4400 screens, and Red Cliff took in about $25 million on around 2000 screens.

If you had to choose a clear cut winner however (and why not do that?) - based on a strict dollar to screen average - technically Red Cliff beat out Hellboy II by quite a large margin (and still has yet to be released in Malaysia and Japan).

I'm thinking Guillermo del Toro probably isn't too upset though because he's still got the #1 U.S. movie and it's not like he put out Meet Dave.