The July 4th weekend has been regularly dominated by Will Smith blockbusters beginning with Independence Day. So it is not surprising that Will Smith continued his reign this weekend as people ignored the crappy reviews and flocked to Hancock which earned $66 million and first place at the box office.
However, what was surprising this Fourth of July weekend was Smith’s Hancock was going up against his daughter, Willow’s, movie, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl. A film about dolls or something which only made it to 8th place at the box office with $3.6 million. A crushing defeat. It’s said that when the Monday morning numbers came out, Will Smith slapped the back of his daughter’s head, causing her to spit out her Apple Jacks, and yelled out, “LOL PWNED!”
Best quote of the day from NYMag: While it’s hard not to feel a little sorry for a seven-year old whose film career is already an irreparable failure, one would think that even a second grader should be wise enough not to bet against Will Smith on the Fourth of July.