It was a tight race at the box office this weekend, with Universal and Sony both giving an early estimation of $32.6m for their respective blockbusters, Cowboys & Aliens and The Smurfs. The former is a big disappointment, while the latter outperformed its predictions. Expect The Smurfs to receive the final victory, as family films usually perform better on Sundays.
The other new wide release of the week, the Warner Bros. romantic comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love. fell into expectations with a $19.3m debut. Captain America: The First Avenger dropped a hefty 61.7%, taking in $24.9m its second weekend, while the final Harry Potter chapter took home $21.9m its weekend.
In limited releases, Attack the Block took in $130k from 8 theaters for a respectable $16,250 per-theater-average. The Devil’s Double did a bit better with $95k from 5 theaters for a $19k average, while The Guard grabbed $80.4k from 4 theaters for a $20.1k average. Miranda July‘s The Future had the best per-theater-average, taking in $28,200 from a single theater.
Check out the top ten below.
1. Cowboys & Aliens – $36.2m (debut)
2. The Smurfs – $36.2 (debut)
3. Captain America: The First Avenger – $24.9m – $116.7m
4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – $21.9m – $318.46m
5. Crazy, Stupid, Love. – $19.3m (debut)
6. Friends with Benefits – $9.3m – $38.2m
7. Horrible Bosses – $7.1m – $96.2m
8. Transformers: Dark of the Moon – $5.9m – $337.89m
9. Zookeeper – $4.2m – $68.7m
10. Cars 2 – $2.3m – $182m
Next week sees the release of the highly-buzzed Rise of the Planet of the Apes, as well as the comedy The Change-Up. In limited releases we have Bellflower, Magic Trip, and Mysteries of Lisbon.
What did you see this weekend? What are you planning to check out next weekend?