Hollywood's latest comic book hero has beaten The Rock to the top of the American box office charts and toppled Scooby-Doo.

Hellboy scored an impressive $23.5 million (GBP13 million) in its first weekend of release - more than $10 million (GBP5.5 million) more than its nearest rival, The Rock's Walking Tall remake.

The full top 10 is:

1. HELLBOY

2. WALKING TALL

3. SCOOBY-DOO 2: MONSTERS UNLEASHED

4. HOMe ON THE RANGE

5. THE PRINCE + ME

6. The Passion Of The Christ

7. The Ladykillers

8. Jersey Girl

9. Dawn of the Dead

10. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

05/04/2004 09:13