Walking Tallknocked Hellboy off the top of thebox office chart after only one weekend at the top, just as Hellboy did to The Chronicles Of Riddick the previous weekend, and The Chronicles Of Riddick did to I, Robot on the one before that.

But it was a close call. WalkingTall grossed NZ$178,161 from 35 screens in its first weekend for 20thCentury Fox compared to Hellboy'sNZ$173,321 from 47 screens for Columbia TriStar, which was about half theresult of its opening weekend.