Steve Carell won this weekend’s summer comedy battle when his new film, Get Smart, also starring Anne Hathaway, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Alan Arkin, opened in the number one spot this weekend with just under $39.2 million. Carell beat out this weekend’s biggest comedy threat, Mike Myers, whose new comedy The Love Guru came in fourth, with a disappointing $14 million. Unfortunately for Myers, it seems that the newbie team of Carell and Hathaway have beat the old Mr. Powers at his own game, with their new satirical spy comedy greatly surpassing his latest effort.
Angelina Jolie and Jack Black’s animated Kung Fu Panda held tight in the second spot, raking in another $21.7 million, while Edward Norton’s rendering of The Incredible Hulk fell to the number three spot, earning $21.5 million over the weekend. Will Carell be able to sustain his lead when Wall-E hits theaters this weekend? Check back next Monday for MovieMaker.com’s “Top of the Box Office” report.