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Weekend Box Office - August 1

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Harrison Ford (Photo by Gavatron via Wikipedia)

The two films opening in the lead at the box office this weekend were probably as different as two movies could be.  Cowboys and Aliens is a sci-fi western flick with action stars Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig, and The Smurfs is a part animated/part live action movie about The Smurfs leaving their magical world and ending up in New York City.  They made $36.4M and $35.6M, with Cowboys narrowly taking the top spot. Crazy, Stupid, Love, a romantic comedy starring Steve Carrell and Ryan Gosling also opening this weekend, took the 5th spot with $19.1M.

Captain America: The First Avenger and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 remained in the top 5 this weekend with Captain America pulling in $25.6M (bringing its total to $117.4M) and Harry Potter with $22M (bringing its total to $318.5M).  With that total, Harry Potter has broken even more records.  It has now reached the $1 billion mark for worldwide totals, become the highest grossing Potter film, and become the fastest film ever to reach $900M.

Rounding out the top 10:
Friends With Benefits - $9.3M, bringing it to $38.2M total
Horrible Bosses - $7.2M, bringing it to $96.3M total
Transformers: Dark of the Moon - $6.1M, bringing it to $338M total
Zookeeper - $4.3M, bringing it to $68.8M total
Cars 2 - $2.3M, bringing it to $182M total