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Ghost Rider storms US box office

The movie adaptation of Marvel comic book Ghost Rider has topped the US box office.

David Germain of the AP reports:

Satan’s bounty hunter has looted the wallets of movie-goers. “Ghost Rider,” Sony’s comic-book adaptation starring Nicolas Cage as a motorcycle stunt driver moonlighting as a collector of evil souls for the devil, debuted as the top weekend movie with $44.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Despite lacklustre reviews, the fact that February is usually a quiet month and Nicolas Cage’s problems with Entertainment Weekly, it seems that the champagne corks will be popping tonight at Sony.

Not only is this an unusually massive opening for this time of the year but the folks at Culver City have another Marvel hit awaiting release on May 4th.

> Find out more about the Ghost Rider character at Wikipedia
> Original AP story at Yahoo News