Weekend Box Office: Captain America Fights Off the Competition

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Captain America: The First Avenger won the box office race, beating out the record-breaking Harry Potter in its second weekend for the first place title.

The Chris Evans flick earned an estimated $65.8 million, opening in 3,715 theaters.  It just beat Marvel's Thor, which opened at $65.7 million. 

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 dropped into second place with a huge 72% drop from last weekend.  Although the film wound up in second place, it still added an additional $48.1 million for a domestic total of $274.2 million.

The Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis R-rated comedy Friends with Benefits rounded out the top 3 with $18.5 million.  It did almost as well as the similar comedy No Strings Attached, starring Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman, which brought in $19.6 million in January.  Although Friends with Benefits opened with some much tougher competition during the summer blockbuster season, which could account for the lower numbers.

Rounding out the top 5 are Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Horrible Bosses.

Here are the top 5 films at the weekend box office:

  1. Captain America: The First Avenger - $65,827,000
  2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 - $48,065,000
  3. Friends with Benefits - $18,500,000
  4. Transformers: Dark of the Moon - $12,000,000
  5. Horrible Bosses - $11,720,000

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Captain America Quotes

Red Skull: "What makes you so special?"
Steve Rogers: "Nothing. I'm just a kid from Brooklyn."

Steve Rogers: (showing his shield to Peggy) "What do you think?"
(Peggy shoots the shield)
Peggy Carter: "Yes, I think it works."

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