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In Your Face, Willow: Will Smith Crushes 7-Year-Old Daughter at Box Office

So how'd things go down? Over the holiday weekend, drunk-superhero comedy Hancock overcame crappy reviews and Vulture antipathy to extract an astonishing $107 million from American audiences (and $185 million from filmgoers worldwide), while Willow's (presumably) ham-fisted performance in Kittredge proved to be box-office kryptonite: in its first five days of wide release, her film staggered to an embarrassing $3.6 million — not even enough to cover its meager $8 million budget — when the anticipated hordes of doll-purchasing young women failed to materialize. 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.

So how'd things go down? Over the holiday weekend, drunk-superhero comedy Hancock overcame crappy reviews and Vulture antipathy to extract an astonishing $107 million from American audiences (and $185 million from filmgoers worldwide), while Willow's (presumably) ham-fisted performance in Kittredge proved to be box-office kryptonite: in its first five days of wide release, her film staggered to an embarrassing $3.6 million — not even enough to cover its meager $8 million budget — when the anticipated hordes of doll-purchasing young women failed to materialize. 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.

Will Smith Owns July 4th Again [Deadline Hollywood Daily]

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