His last film alone, 2007's 'I Am Legend', debuted with a staggering 76.5 million dollars. It was a personal best for Smith and set the record for a US December opening for any film, leading one industry insider to declare: "Will Smith is the only thing in this business - the only thing - that represents a guaranteed opening weekend.''
The same kind of success is being predicted for Smith with the release of his new comedy, Hancock, opening on July 3. Smith stars as the eponymous alcoholic ex-superhero hated by everybody. Publicist Jason Bateman attempts to resurrect Hancock's career, only to be repaid by Hancock having an affair with his wife, character played by Charlize Theron.